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A growing number of workplaces are adopting MHFA

Australian organisations which have adopted and adapted MHFA

Latest News

  • 24 March 2015
    MHFA Australia signs open letter from mental health sector to Prime Minister to call for certainty of funding. Read the open letter.
  • 20 March 2015
    Qld Gov contributes $88,000 funding to Closing the Gap, including funding to Solas for MHFA Training to service providers and people working with young Indigenous people in Townsville and Palm Island. Read more.
  • 5 March 2015
    USA First Lady Michelle Obama supports MHFA! Read more.
  • 3 Mar 2015
    The MHFA Program is launched in Malta, bringing the number of countries delivering MHFA to 24. More info
  • 27 Jan 2015
    Our CEO Betty Kitchener was named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2015 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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