eLearning Courses | Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Australia offer a range of eLearning courses as part of accredited and non-accredited Mental Health First Aid core and specialised or short course delivery pathways.

eLearning – Blended MHFA Courses

Mental Health First Aid Australia offer a series of two-part Blended MHFA courses where eLearning is Course Component 1. There is a requirement to complete Course Component 2 for our Blended Courses to receive a Certificate of Completion or to be eligible to complete our Accreditation Assessment. Some Blended MHFA Courses have recently been developed and adapted for 100% online delivery (both Course Components) in response to COVID-19. You can read more about our Blended Online courses here

Current Blended MHFA Courses available include:

Blended Online

  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Community
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Tertiary Students
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Medical Students
  • Blended Online AMHFA Community
  • Blended Online Mental Health Yarns

Blended Face-to-Face

  • Blended Mental Health First Aid Workplace
  • Blended Mental Health First Aid Tertiary Students
  • Blended Mental Health First Aid Pharmacy
  • Blended Mental Health First Aid for Insolvency Professionals
  • Blended Mental Health First Aid Australian Legal Professionals
  • Blended Mental Health First Aid International Legal Professionals

eLearning – Non-accredited short or specialised Courses

Mental Health First Aid Australia offer a range of short, introductory or specialised eLearning Courses for communities, workplaces and targeted industry groups. Non-accredited eLearning courses are self-paced and course participants are provided with a Certificate of Completion after all course eLearning course requirements have been completed.
Current non-accredited eLearning Courses available include:

  • Mental Health First Aid Course for Multinational Organisations
  • Mental Health First Aid Course for International Legal Professionals
  • Overview Mental Health First Aid Session for Senior Leaders in the Insolvency Sector

You can enrol directly into any of our accredited and non-accredited eLearning courses by clicking on the relevant course listing by scrolling through the course list below.

Blended Online Courses

Blended Online MHFA Workplace
The Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Workplace Mental Health First Aid in the course includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing.
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources related to the provision of Mental Health First Aid within Australia.

Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Blended Online MHFA Community
The Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Mental Health First Aid in the Community course includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing (purchased separately).
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources related to the provision of Mental Health First Aid within Australia.

Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Blended Online MHFA Tertiary
The Blended Online MHFA Tertiary Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Tertiary Course includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing (purchased separately).
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources related to the provision of Mental Health First Aid within Australia.

Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Blended Online MHFA Medical Students
The Blended Online MHFA Course for Medical Students teaches course participants how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online MHFA Course for Medical Students includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing (purchased separately).
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources relate to the provision of mental health first Aid within Australia.

Course participants are required to be Australian residents, over the age of 18 and currently enrolled and completing studies at a medical school with an Australian university.

Mental Health Yarns
The Blended Online Mental Health Yarns course is a 2-component new short course for people 18 years and over. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Mental Health Yarns course includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing (purchased separately).
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is aimed towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities within Australia and contains general community level information and is designed as an opportunity to understand mental health problems in our communities and learn some general skills to support ourselves and others
Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.
Blended Online AMHFA Community
The Blended Online AMHFA Community course is a 2-component course that has been adapted from the Standard MHFA (SMHFA) course for people 18 years and over. Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online AMHFA Community course includes this eLearning component and instructor-led video conferencing (purchased separately).
Eligibility Criteria: 
This course is adapted from the current Australian Standard Face-to-Face Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. It has been developed to support information about providing mental health first aid, and undertaking self-care being provided into Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This course, is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous people working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18.

Blended Courses

Blended MHFA in the Workplace
This is the eLearning component of the Blended MHFA course in the workplace course, which teaches how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. (IMPORTANT: This course is only available to individuals/organisations based in Australia. See the message above this column for further info.)
Eligibility Criteria: 
MHFA INSTRUCTORS: Please do not enrol in this course if you are an MHFA Instructor up-skilling to deliver the Blended MHFA Course in the Workplace. This can be achieved via the instructor menu How to up-skill to deliver more than one MHFA Course type.
Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students
The eLearning component of the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Tertiary Students teaches how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. (IMPORTANT: This course is only available to individuals/organisations based in Australia. See the message above this column for further info.)
Eligibility Criteria: 
All Tertiary Students based in Australia. The cost of the eLearning component is $50.00 plus shipping.
Blended MHFA in the Pharmacy
This eLearning component is essential training for all pharmacists and front line pharmacy staff. Informed by a reference group of pharmacy professionals across Australia, this course teaches pharmacists and pharmacy staff how to assist a customer who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. (IMPORTANT: This course is only available to individuals/organisations based in Australia. See the message above this column for further info.)
Eligibility Criteria: 
Australian Pharmacists and pharmacy staff based in Australia.
Blended MHFA for International Legal Professionals
This is the eLearning component of the Blended MHFA course developed specifically for Australian legal professionals. The course teaches how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The mental health first aid skills learnt can be applied to help any adult. (IMPORTANT: This course is only available to individuals/organisations based in Australia. See the message above this column for further info.)
Eligibility Criteria: 
Partners, lawyers and employees based in legal firms in Australia who have an Australian shipping address.
Blended MHFA for Insolvency Professionals
This is the eLearning component of the Blended MHFA for Insolvency Professionals course, which teaches how to assist a co-worker or person in financial distress who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. (IMPORTANT: This course is only available to individuals/organisations based in Australia. See the message above this column for further info.)
Eligibility Criteria: 
You need to be an employee from within the Australian insolvency sector with an Australian shipping address.
Blended MHFA for International Legal Professionals
IMPORTANT: This private course is only available for a select group at Norton Rose Fulbright. It is not open for registrations from the general public. If you are looking for our public MHFA for International Legal Professionals, you can find that course higher on this page, code #ESL03.
Eligibility Criteria: 

This private course is only available for a select group at Norton Rose Fulbright.

It is not open for registrations from the general public. If you are looking for our public MHFA for International Legal Professionals, you can find that course here.

eLearning – Non-accredited short or specialised Courses

Blended MHFA for International Legal Professionals
This is the eLearning MHFA course developed specifically for English speaking legal professionals working in multinational legal firms outside of Australia. The course teaches how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. The mental health first aid skills learnt can be applied to help any adult.
Eligibility Criteria: 
Partners and employees based in international legal firms outside of Australia. This course is most relevant to people living in developed countries, which have established mental health care systems equivalent in standard to those in Australia and where the culture could be described as Western.
Blended MHFA in the Workplace
This eLearning MHFA course has been developed specifically for multinational organisations where there is no current licensed provider of the MHFA program operating in their country. The self-paced course is only available in the English language and may take between 6 to 8 hours to complete.
Eligibility Criteria: 
To be eligible for this course, you must be an employee of a multinational organisation based in a workplace or worksite outside of Australia, or work for an organisation based in a country that currently does not have a licensed provider of the accredited MHFA program.
MHFA: Engaging Leaders
This brief introductory session, intended for senior leaders, will provide a 'taster' of what is taught in the blended MHFA for Insolvency Professionals course. It provides an overview of the knowledge and skills to be gained from completion of the full-length course. This is a FREE overview, your shopping cart will be adjusted to pay nothing.
Eligibility Criteria: 
You are a senior leader, manager or registered practitioner from within the Australian insolvency sector interested in learning more about Mental Health First Aid.