News | Mental Health First Aid

World Suicide Prevention Day

4 years 9 months ago

World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, exists to raise awareness of the problem of suicide and the many ways in which we can work to reduce suicide rates and the incidence of suicidal behaviours.

MHFA wins top Australasian Award

4 years 10 months ago

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia has won the TheMHS Medal in the 2017 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand program for service to mental health.

Headspace to train 1,000 people in YMHFA

4 years 10 months ago

Headspace youth advocates on a Mental Health First Aid tour to train young people and provide them with the skills to support their peers.

Subsidised eLearning Mental Health First Aid training

4 years 10 months ago

Mental Health First Aid Australia has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health, to provide subsidised access to our eLearning MHFA Course for Tertiary Students across several first year health and allied health courses.

MHFA for the Victorian Amateur Football Association

4 years 10 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

4 years 10 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

4 years 11 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

5 years 1 week 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.