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  • 16 November 2015
  • Our Deputy CEO Nataly Bovopoulos interviewed in an article on The Age about how employers are embracing mental health first aid training for workers.
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  • 12 November 2015
  • Bringing mental health first aid officers to the workplace Read our press release here
    What is a mental health first aid officer?
  • 05 November 2015
  • MHFA Program will soon available in the Netherlands. Last week Betty Kitchener and Gloria Claessen from MHFA Australia traveled there to begin the process to adopt the Standard and Youth MHFA Programs for the Netherlands. Learn more here
  • 20 October 2015
  • Open call for artwork submissions for Guidelines to Help the Confused Older Person. Read more here

    Whilst people often know a lot about common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address helping with mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training aims to fill this gap. More about MHFA Australia's purpose.

    MHFA has a network of over 1000 accredited Instructors across Australia. To find a course in your area, use the Course Calendar or Find an Instructor in your area.

    With funding from the Australian Government, we also have free self-paced eLearning courses available for nursing students, medical students, and financial counsellors. See if you’re eligible under the Courses menu.

    Our intensive Instructor Training Courses accredit suitable candidates to become MHFA Instructors who can deliver courses in their community or workplace. See the How to Apply menu.

    MHFA offers free information and resources to assist you in supporting someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. For Guidelines, quick tips and other free materials, See Resources. You can purchase at our eShop.

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    Need immediate help in Australia? Emergency: Dial 000. Visit Lifeline: Dial 13 11 14 or Visit Kids Helpline: Dial 1800 551 800 or Suicide Call Back Service: DIal 1300 659 467.