Welcome to Mental Health First Aid Australia
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.
Over 3 million people trained globally and counting…
Over 25 countries have now adopted MHFA
Over 700,000 Australians have completed our courses.
Over 4500 MHFA courses are run in Australia each year.
1. Decide which course
We have a number of different courses for you to choose from whether you are an individual or an organisation.
2. Find your local instructor
Use our search tool to find the time and location of your chosen course and then contact your local instructor.
3. Get Accredited
Once you have taken the course you will be able to go ahead and become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.
Confidence to help
You will learn the knowledge and skills to offer first aid for a mental health problem.
MHFA courses are evidence based and go through a process of continuous evaluation.
Learn the ALGEE Action Plan and be equipped to help an individual with a mental health problem.
Join a global community at the forefront of mental health.
Each year 1 in every 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program gives people the skills to help someone that they’re concerned about.
Now, there are over 2.6 million people trained in Mental Health First Aid globally, and you can be one too.
There are millions of stories about how Mental Health First Aid courses have changed lives, and we want you to share your story too. Share using #iamonemhfa.
Very worthwhile and relevant course for not only my professional life but my personal life also. Highly recommended.
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.
I feel empowered to provide mental health first aid support to people experiencing mental problems including young people in the community.