Local sporting clubs have an important role in their players and their families lives, and by providing Mental Health First Aid training, the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) and the Thick & Thin initiative are improving the support available to players.
MHFA among 35 leading health organisations calling on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination.
Each year the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is released, and for the first time in 2017 has researched gambling, revealing that 1.4 million Australians are directly harmed by the activity.
Albert Park Kinder has made a commitment to develop a mentally healthy workplace and as part of this commitment has set a goal to achieve Gold status as an MHFA skilled workplace.
We are developing a video campaign to celebrate that 2 million MHFAiders have now been trained worldwide in 2017.We are looking for participants to share their story on video of being a MHFAider and how it has impacted their life and the support they have offered to others.
A recent episode of SBS Insight highlighted the high rates of mental illness within the healthcare industry and the unrelenting pressure felt by doctors and nurses. MHFA Australia offers two specialised courses to meet the specific needs of the industry.
Leader in mental health first aid education and national not-for-profit training and research organisation, Mental Health First Aid Australia, welcomes the announcement by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health of funding as part of the National Suicide Prevention, Leadership and Support Program.
Six new MHFA course types, four new Manuals, five new films, six new journal publications, over 100 MHFA skilled workplaces recognised, a total of over two million MHFAiders trained worldwide since the program began and over 500,000 in Australia alone AND a global campaign celebrating mental health first aid. These are just a few of our biggest achievements across 2016, what a busy and productive year it was! Read more in our 2016 Annual Report - out now.
After an extensive and rigorous search, the Board of Mental Health First Aid Australia has appointed Nataly Bovopoulos to lead the national not-for-profit organisation.
Youth mental health and suicide prevention services worldwide, including MHFA Australia, have expressed concerns about a recently released Netflix TV show, ‘13 Reasons Why’, especially the graphic nature of some of the scenes. Here are two important resources we have created for adults and young people watching this show.