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  • 12 May 2015
    We are pleased to announce that an estimated 2.16% of the population has attended a Mental Health First Aid Course in Australia since 2001. More info.
  • 22 April 2015
    nb&a Group and Re-Engage Youth Services Recognised as Gold MHFA Skilled Workplaces.
  • 21 April 2015
    eLearning Mental Health First Aid for White Collar Workplaces is here! More info.
  • 16 April 2015
    Mental health first aid mentioned and commended throughout the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services Read more.
  • 15 April 2015
    New research demonstrates good outcomes of tailored MHFA Courses for Nursing Students and for Medical Students. Read more.

  • 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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