eLearning Component of the Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace Course | Mental Health First Aid
Blended MHFA in the Workplace

Does your workplace have a Mental Health First Aid Officer?

Stress related presenteeism and absenteeism are directly costing Australian employers $10.11 billion a year. 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress. Mental Health First Aid can provide knowledge and skills for your colleagues to pick up the early signs and symptoms of mental illness, offer initial help and encourage workers to seek help early. Now that most workplaces have a physical first aid officer, it's time the same is done for mental health.

Mental health training is more accessible than ever before

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you first organise an Instructor to complete the follow-up face-to-face component before you commence the eLearning component, as you will need to complete the face-to-face within 3 months after completing the eLearning.

The 12-hour Standard MHFA Course can already be delivered in workplaces with tailored videos and scenarios. Our aim is to make mental health training more widely-accessible, particularly for workplaces who find it difficult to release their staff to attend 12 hours of training, by offering a blended version of this course.
This course is designed for workplaces who find it difficult to release their staff to attend the 12-hour Standard MHFA Course. It is completed in a Blended format, combining eLearning plus a follow-up half day face-to-face session.

Bulk enrolments and discounts are available for this course via our online shop.

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Key information

  • $88 AUD plus shipping (includes a 186 page 4th Edition Standard MHFA Manual)
    Costs for the face-to-face session to be discussed and arranged with an Instructor
  • Bulk purchase discounts on a sliding scale available for organisations. Shop Now
  • 12 months access to our self-paced course online via our Moodle LMS
  • Online access to a PDF version of the Standard MHFA Manual so you can get started right away
  • Approx 6-8 hours to complete
  • eCertificate of completion on successful completion of the course (PDF)
  • Audio, video, case scenarios and short multiple choice quizzes to keep you engaged
  • Online, email and telephone technical support.

How do I enrol in this eLearning course?

If you haven't already done so register an account on our website first and then click the green apply button on this page.


What am I going to learn in this course?

The benefits are numerous. The certificate is a terrific addition to anyone's resume. You will learn

  • how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees and co-workers
  • risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
  • how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE

What the course covers

This eLearning component of the blended MHFA course has been developed specifically for the workplace. The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals 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.

Developing mental health problems covered:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Example video scenario

Follow-up face-to-face session

The follow-up face-to-face session is designed to be delivered within 3 months of participants completing the eLearning component. Read about what the face-to-face session covers and how to book an instructor to deliver the session here.

Who is the target audience?

Management and staff within Australian white collar workplaces, who find it difficult to attend the 12-hour face-to-face Standard MHFA Course.

What are the requirements?

There are some basic technological requirements for accessing MHFA eLearning courses. Reliable Internet access with the ability to stream audio video. You will need the latest version of browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer is NOT supported, Opera, or Safari. Your versions of Java and Flash should also be up to date. This course is not suitable for mobile phones.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

We have answered your most frequent questions in our eLearning help centre here.

Contact us

Have a question not answered in our FAQs document above? Get in touch with the MHFA office team

email: mhfa@mhfa.com.au

phone: 03 9079 0200.

Bulk enrolments and discounts are available for this course via our online shop.

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Updated Dec 2019.

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.