News | Mental Health First Aid

Community Pharmacist Karalyn Huxhagen Endorses MHFA in the Pharmacy Course

4 years 4 months ago

In a recent article on the role of pharmacists in mental health services, community pharmacist Karalyn Huxhagen encouraged pharmacy staff to undertake MHFA. “A pharmacist is a trusted member of the community and we are available often when the GP/mental health care team are not as easy to access. We can provide support, empathy and guidance", said Karalyn.

Richmond Football Club Kick off Pre-Season with MHFA Training

4 years 4 months ago

As part of AFL Richmond Football Club’s commitment to health and wellbeing, players, coaches and staff attended Mental Health First Aid training during the pre-season, conducted by facilitators from Mental Health Education Group.

Edition 4 Youth and Standard MHFA Courses Now Available!

4 years 5 months ago

The 4th Edition of our 12-hour Standard and 14-hour Youth MHFA Courses have just been launched. Given our courses are research based, it is imperative that we continue to update them with the latest information. We have provided a summary of the main changes across both course types.

Founder and CEO Betty Kitchener AM Steps Down, Nataly Bovopoulos Takes Over the Reins as Acting CEO

4 years 7 months ago

MHFA Program founder Betty Kitchener AM has made the decision to step down from her role as CEO for MHFA Australia. Former Deputy CEO Nataly Bovopoulos has been appointed Acting CEO. Fortunately for the MHFA community, both nationally and internationally, Betty has not left behind her life's work. Betty is currently a consultant leading the development of the MHFA for the Older Person Program.