An introduction to the MHFA courses
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Courses are delivered by an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. You can find a course near you on our Courses Calendar, or you can contact an instructor directly to arrange a course for your organisation or group.
There are core Mental Health First Aid courses to learn how to assist specific population groups, and specialised Mental Health First Aid courses to learn how to help someone experiencing a specific crisis or situation.
The 12 hour Standard Course (for adults assisting other adults) can be delivered flexibly, consisting of eLearning followed by a half-day face-to-face workshop. The eLearning component usually takes about 6-8 hours and can be completed over several sessions.
The flexible delivery option is available for:
- Tertiary students
- Legal Professionals
- Insolvency Professionals
Refresher courses are 4 hour face-to-face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
It taught people how to cope with not only their problems but help others with theirs. It could benefit people greatly now and in the future.
Extremely glad I did the course, my knowledge has definitely grown in mental health in general but also how to be a first aid officer in mental health. Very helpful when working in the field but also in everyday life.
Very informative and helpful. Valuable skills and knowledge gained that can be applied in the workplace and life more broadly.