Welcome to MHFA Australia


A growing number of workplaces are adopting MHFA

Australian organisations which have adopted and adapted MHFA

Latest News

  • 19 Feb 2015
    Free MHFA Courses running across Victoria in February and March More info
  • 27 Jan 2015
    Our CEO Betty Kitchener was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2015 More
  • 18 Dec 2014
    The December issue of the Friends of MHFA Australia Newsletter is out now
  • 15 Dec 2014
    MHFA is included in 'Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 - 2024' just released by the NSW Government 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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