Welcome to MHFA Australia




MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID AUSTRALIA


Latest News

  • 16 August 2015
  • This year's Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre has begun (15-22 August). Learn more.
  • 7 August 2015
  • Participate in our research! We are seeking experts for two separate projects, one in workplace mental health and another in GLBTIQ mental health. Find out more.
  • 3 August 2015
  • Read the August edition of the MHFA Australia Newsletter
  • 31 July 2015
  • Blended MHFA for the Pharmacy Course Launched! More info
  • 20 July 2015
  • Thank you to Perth fundraising group 'It's Okay to Say' for raising funds for Mental Health First Aid Australia by running 7.5kms in the Cottesloe Cup Marathon 27th September 2015. Support this group and MHFA.
  • 1 July 2015
  • You can now become an Accredited MHFAider for 3 years when you complete a MHFA Course! Find out how here.

    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.