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Mental Health First Aid Australia

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.

Since its inception in 2000, Mental Health First Aid has evolved into a global movement that shows no signs of stopping.

3 M+

Over 3 million people trained globally and counting…


Over 25 countries have now adopted MHFA


Over 800,000 Australians have completed our courses.


Over 4500 MHFA courses are run in Australia each year.

Millions of people have become Mental Health First Aiders… be one too.

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Get trained

Simple process

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.

Becoming an MHFA instructor has changed my life in many ways...
It is so rewarding to see the difference made in our community by the courses I teach.

Why complete an MHFA course?

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.

Action plan

Learn the ALGEE Action Plan and be equipped to help an individual with a mental health problem.

Global community

Join a global community at the forefront of mental health.

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Latest news from Mental Health First Aid

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A conversation could change a life and the right skills can make the difference.


Latest MHFA Australia Annual Report (2017) Available Now


The Launch of Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury


Be part of the MHFA community

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.

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Comments and feedback from previous participants

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.