Mental illness does not discriminate and affects people from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and life stages.
Approximately 1 in 5
Australian adults experience a mental illness each year
The impact of mental illness can be severe and long-lasting, and can affect a person’s education, work and relationships. Some mental illness can contribute to premature death and others are a major cause of disability.
That is where Mental Health
First Aid comes in
Mental Health First Aid is all about teaching a person the practical skills needed to more confidently assist a family member, friend or co-worker who might be developing a mental illness or who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental Health First Aid courses teach people how to listen, respond and offer support to someone experiencing a mental health problem.
What’s more, people who complete our courses are able to actively reduce stigma in the community, by responding appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.
Mental Health First Aid has a variety of courses and formats available to suit your needs. Whether you are an individual looking to complete a course, or if you are exploring how MHFA training can be delivered within your local community setting, we have a course for you.
Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered by Accredited Instructors in a variety of formats, including:
Delivered over a 2-day course
Self-paced eLearning followed by a 4-hour face to face session
Self-paced eLearning followed by 2 x 2.5-hour video conferencing sessions
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Nearly one million Australians have now been trained in Mental Health First Aid and as we approach that milestone we continue to call on the Australian community to learn the skills that make a difference.
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Hear from previous course participants
Very informative and helpful. Valuable skills and knowledge gained that can be applied in the workplace and life more broadly.
Extremely glad I did the course, my knowledge has definitely grown in mental health in general but also how to be a first aid officer in mental health. Very helpful when working in the field but also in everyday life.
I believe that it would be beneficial for everyone to complete this course, especially when mental health is such a pressing issue in today’s society.