Course - Blended Online MHFA Workplace - 2nd-9th Sep - Brisbane | Mental Health First Aid
Blended Online MHFA Workplace
The Blended Online MHFA Workplace Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.

Course Dates

02/09/2020 - 09/09/2020

Registration Status: Registration Open
Course State: Completed
Max Participants: 12



Sessions Dates & Times

eLearning to be completed prior to 1 September 2020; Session 1 - 2 September 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm; Session 2- 9 September 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

To register for this MHFA Course, please contact:

Belinda Winter
07-3231 2498

Additional Information

Each year mental illness costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $1.6 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims. The addition of COVID-19 impacting the mental health and wellbeing of employees means employers must adapt to the mental health needs of the workplace.

Appointing mental health first aid officers within a workplace can help to strengthen a supportive workplace culture, improve retention and engagement and reduce legal risk. Workplace MHFA Officers are equipped with the necessary skills to recognise a change in the mental health of employees or where an employee is experiencing a mental health crisis and to take appropriate action. Ideally, large businesses should have several MHFA Officers to increase awareness of mental health issues and promote early intervention.

The blended mental health first aid for workplaces course is designed for workplaces. It is delivered through a combination of online, eLearning and two follow-on interactive online sessions with Belinda Winter, a partner in our workplace relations and safety team. Belinda is a unique trainer in that she is able to bridge the gap between the MHFA training and the workplace laws and how they relate and affect each other.

eLearning component Participants begin by completing an interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems, including: • depression • anxiety • psychosis • substance abuse. The component also covers mental health crises, including: • suicidal thoughts and behaviours • panic attacks • traumatic events • severe psychotic states • severe effects from alcohol or drug use • aggressive behaviours.

Face-to-face sessions The face-to-face sessions are delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component. The training sessions will be delivered online in two sessions both two hours in duration. The focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants the opportunity to: • examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth • clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules • apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios • discuss and reflect on ‘where to from now’ for mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

The link to register is


Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Virtual Training - Zoom
All participants must have access to a webcam with audio
Brisbane QLD 4000