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  • 19 June 2015
    The amazing Black Dog Ride (BDR) are raising funds again for Mental Health First Aid Australia and Lifeline in their 2015 rides: BDR to the Red Centre in August and BDR Across America in September. More info on how you can be get involved.
    To see the inspiring work they do in raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention, check out this documentary on the 2014 BDR Around Australia.
  • 12 June 2015
    All NRL State of Mind Ambassadors to become MHFA officers under a new initiative to increase awareness around mental health! Read more.
  • 5 June 2015
    Several mental health organisations, including MHFA Australia, have banded together to support marriage equality in Australia.
    Read more.
  • 31 May 2015
    WA Police aim to train 10% of the force in MHFA by end of 2015. Read more.
  • 22 May 2015
    Blended MHFA for the White-Collar Workplace (combination of eLearning and face-to-face training) now available! More info.
  • 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.

  • 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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