I am one, be one too | Mental Health First Aid

There are millions of stories about how Mental Health First Aid courses have changed lives.

In 2017, we celebrated reaching the milestone of 2 million Mental Health First Aiders trained globally, with a video campaign called 'I am one'. The campaign celebrated the diverse experiences shared by MHFAiders and encouraged members across the community to 'Be one too' and sign up to an MHFA course.

We featured six diverse stories during the campaign which you can watch below. You can also search for the tag #iamonemhfa on social media channels for stories shared by community members during the campaign.

See the stories

Tim is the student club president at St. Hilda’s College. When he realised that he and his friends didn’t have the skills to help a friend in crisis he put in motion a plan to ensure all college students could complete MHFA.

Fiona is a family lawyer with her own practice in NSW. When she experienced burnout and stress in the workplace, it was a motivator to complete MHFA. She can now better support her clients and the next generation of lawyers.

Harjyot is a medical student at JCU, and grew up in a rural community in North Queensland. When she saw the impact of natural disasters on the agricultural and indigenous communities in her area she decided to pursue a medical degree and complete MHFA.

Toni is a lecturer and a senior pastor in Victoria. When he saw the struggles that many migrants have when joining a new community, he decided to complete MHFA so he could better support them.

Melissa is a HR Business Partner at Coca Cola Amatil. When she saw how her manager helped an employee in need, she knew that she had to complete MHFA. She now puts her skills into action at work and is an advocate for promoting good mental health in her organisation.