Welcome to MHFA Australia




MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AUSTRALIA


Latest News

  • Available Now
  • The Mental Health First Aid International Manual. Learn More
  • 03 May 2016
  • MHFA Australia has been successful in receiving a small grant from the Ian Potter Foundation. Read more
  • 04 April 2016
  • Guide For Health Professionals Working With Carers Of People With A Mental Illness. Read more
  • 31 March 2016
  • The Blended MHFA Course for Tertiary Students is here! Read more
  • 21 March 2016
  • Now available: guidelines on how to provide mental health first aid to a co-worker or an employee 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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    Need immediate help in Australia? Emergency: Dial 000. Visit Lifeline: Dial 13 11 14 or Visit Kids Helpline: Dial 1800 551 800 or Suicide Call Back Service: DIal 1300 659 467.