News | Mental Health First Aid

MHFA for the Victorian Amateur Football Association

2 years 2 months ago

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.

HILDA survey identifies harm caused by problem gambling

2 years 2 months ago

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.

Expressions of Interest for MHFA Campaign

2 years 3 months ago

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.

Mental Health in the Medical Profession

2 years 4 months ago

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.

$2.45 Million Government Funding Boost for MHFA Australia

2 years 4 months ago

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.

Latest MHFA Australia Annual Report (2016) Out Now

2 years 5 months ago

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.

Resources for Adults and Young People Watching Netflix TV Show "13 Reasons Why "

2 years 6 months ago

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.