2017 was a year of growth and change at MHFA Australia. We celebrated training over 2 million first aiders around the world.
We are very pleased to announce that the Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course has now launched!
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and MHFA Australia partnered to develop guidelines for community gatekeepers on how to identify and respond to the risk of suicide in a person from an immigrant and refugee background.
MHFA has partnered with the SA Mental Health Commission to deliver a set of three Older Person MHFA Showcase Courses, the first of which is running in Adelaide (19th-20th June).
A new review of Mental Health First Aid published in PLoS ONE by researchers in the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne provides an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence for this public health training program.
On Friday, May 18th 2018, Netflix will release season 2 of the television show ‘13 Reasons Why’. Although we are not sure what will be included in the second season, we do know that season 1 included many themes that were distressing to many viewers, particularly for those who have mental health problems, or have experienced thoughts of suicide.
Seeking consumer advocates to appear in a new film on older persons living with psychosis.
As a result of funding received from the Australian Government Department of Health, Mental Health First Aid Australia is currently providing free access to the eLearning component of our Tertiary MHFA Course for first year students in selected health and human services courses.
Recent study shows our teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) is an effective and feasible programme for increasing supportive first aid intentions and mental health literacy in adolescents in the short term. tMHFA could be widely disseminated to positively impact on help seeking for adolescent mental illness.
ABC News recently picked up on the story of the huge demand for the MHFA for the Suicidal Person course run by Trys Reddick...