News | Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health in the Medical Profession

1 year 8 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

1 year 8 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

1 year 9 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 "

1 year 10 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.

Orange Sky Laundry Training Volunteers in Mental Health First Aid

1 year 10 months ago

Orange Sky Laundry is the world's first free mobile laundry for people experiencing homelessness. Orange Sky now has 800 volunteers across the country who are all supporting people in very challenging circumstances, with over a quarter of these volunteers trained in Mental Health First Aid.

NRL's State of Mind Program Adds More Ambassadors/MHFAiders

1 year 10 months ago

It's always encouraging to see elite sportspeople recognising the importance of looking out for one another and working towards reducing the stigma associated with mental health problems. The NRL's State of Mind mental health program is going strong in its third year, announcing the addition of 13 new ambassadors. All ambassadors are trained in Mental Health First Aid!