Behind The Conversation 

A closer look at mental health first aid conversations

In support of this month’s conversation theme we have launched a resource page for anyone looking to learn more about what makes a successful mental health first aid conversation and how the knowledge learned on a Mental Health First Aid course can be applied in the real world.

We hope this resource will be an invaluable tool, allowing you to learn more about the skills needed to have a successful mental health first aid conversation. 

We will add new content and conversations regularly that covers a range of different scenarios, contexts, and settings. 


Words Matter – Compassionate Language for Mental Health 

If you’ve ever been positively lifted by the kind words of a friend or colleague, then you’ll know first-hand the power of supportive language. 

But how regularly have you thought about the role of language, and the importance of compassionate language, in providing support? 

In our latest article we take a look at the importance of using language that is respectful and inclusive. 

Interview with
MHFA Instructor, Nicholas Bloom

MHFA Australia’s Erin Healy caught up with one of our MHFAiders turned Instructor, Nicholas Bloom to talk about his journey to becoming an MHFA Instructor, his work in the community and how he is using his passion in the mental health space, to educate and inspire others.

We hope you enjoy watching the video.

To connect with Nic and keep up to date with his work and advocacy, you can find him here:

Do you have an MHFA story to share?

Throughout 2021, we will be sharing more stories about mental health first aid and the importance of good mental health. This will include stories from individuals who have completed our training and workplaces and community groups that are implementing Mental Health First Aid Courses within their organisations.

 If you are interested in sharing your MHFA story, send us an email and we’ll be in touch.

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