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.
Mental Health First Aid offers a flexible blended course delivery option for some of our accredited courses.
Blended Mental Health First Aid courses are an alternate delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course (for adults assisting other adults). Blended Mental Health Courses include two components: self-paced eLearning (6-8 hours), followed by an Instructor-led face-to-face workshop for course content review and practical skill application.
Blended course options are ideal for many workplaces and specialised settings where 2-day face-to-face training courses are more challenging for course participant attendance.
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.