Improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies
Confidence in applying first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem
Decreases in stigmatising attitudes
Increases in the amount and type of support provided to others
AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY
Mental Health First Aid Australia has a range of course offerings for different settings and audiences within the community. Course options include core MHFA courses which teach participants the skills to assist specific life age and stage population groups, and specialised courses which address specific mental health situations and crises.
You can select from face to face, blended and online eLearning course delivery options, depending on your community’s needs.
Please note that as a result of social distancing measures in place nationally, small group public face-to-face Mental Health First Aid courses are currently available in some States and Territories.
Click below to see an overview of all MHFA courses and begin your MHFA training journey.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
IMPLEMENT MHFA TRAINING IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
There are a number of factors which can help ensure that MHFA training is successfully and sustainably implemented and embedded within communities. Each community is unique, and our MHFA Community Engagement Team is available to support community members and organisations to plan and deliver MHFA training in a coordinated way.
Get in touch with the Community Engagement Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for support and guidance on your community’s MHFA training journey.
AND THE COMMUNITY
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many challenges on a national and global scale, including significant adverse effects on the mental health of many of our community members. COVID-19 has also presented a unique opportunity for communities to rethink the ways we can stay connected, and keep each other feeling safe and supported.
In response to COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid Australia has recently released new 100% online versions of our evidence-based courses for workplaces and the general community.
Click below to learn more about our 100% online courses, and access a suite of helpful COVID-19 health and mental health resources.
Australia’s recent unprecedented bushfire season affected, and is continuing to affect, the mental health of many communities. MHFA Australia is able to provide information and guidance to bushfire affected communities on how to increase access to Mental Health First Aid training in local areas.
If you are planning to rollout MHFA training in a bushfire affected community, or would like more information on training options and pathways, please get in touch with the Community Engagement Team at email@example.com to discuss how MHFA Australia can support you.
You can also access the MHFA Australia guidelines for a person affected by the bushfire crisis below:
BE RECOGNISED AS A CHAMPION COMMUNITY
The Mental Health First Aid Champion Communities Program supports and recognises local government areas across Australia for their commitment to Mental Health First Aid training. Click below to find out more about the Program, how your community can be recognised, and get inspired by our currently recognised MHFA Champion Communities.
Mental Health First Aid Australia is here to help communities to coordinate and implement Mental Health First Aid training within their local area.
We encourage you to contact us for support and guidance about planning, training coordination or delivery at any stage
The Mental Health First Aid Community Engagement Team can be contacted at:
+61 3 9079 0200