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  • 7 October 2015
  • Dr Claire Kelly, our Youth Programs Manager and Instructor Coordinator was recently interviewed on ABC Life Matters for Mental Health Week. Read the ABC article and listen here
  • 6 October 2015
  • ABC's Australia Plus feature MHFA as part of ABC's Mental As campaign for Mental Health Week Read the ABC article here
  • 17 September 2015
  • Our CEO Betty Kitchener being interviewed at CBC radio station in Vancouver, Canada this week.
    Listen to the interview here.
  • September 2015
  • Our CEO Betty Kitchener receives Chancellor's Alumni Award in the 2015 University of Canberra Distinguished Alumni Awards. More about the awards.

    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.