Welcome to MHFA Australia


Latest News

  • 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.
  • 9 July 2015
  • We're recruiting! Now seeking a Drupal Developer and Program Officer. Find out more.
  • 1 July
  • You can now become an Accredited MHFAider for 3 years when you complete a MHFA Course! Find out how here.
  • 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.

  • 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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    Seeking immediate help in Australia? Emergency: Dial 000. Lifeline: 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467.