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MHFA Marriage Equality Statement

2 years 6 months ago

Mental Health First Aid Australia wholeheartedly supports the position statement on marriage equality released today by Mental Health Australia. People who identify as LGBTIQ have higher rates of mental illness and suicide than the general community. Any discrimination that targets LGBTIQ people has a negative impact on their mental health. We call on the Australian Government to save the $160 million committed to holding a plebiscite on marriage equality and instead pass marriage equality laws through the Parliament. Learn more here.

We are recruiting for an AMHFA Program Manager

2 years 6 months ago

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA Program Manager is a Melbourne based part-time position, which holds overall responsibility of the training content and development of the program currently primarily funded through grants from the Australian Government. This is an identified role.

AMHFA Instructor awarded the 2016 National LiFE Award for Excellence

2 years 8 months ago

Congratulations to Aboriginal MHFA Instructor Leilani Darwin. At the recent National Suicide Prevention Conference in Canberra, Leilani was awarded the 2016 National LiFE Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention for a program she has developed called the United Health Education and Learning Program (UHELP) in consultation with the community.

Mental Health First Aid International Manual

2 years 11 months ago

The Mental Health First Aid International Manual is now available in the shop. This manual is most relevant to people living in developed countries, which have established mental health care systems equivalent in standard to those in Australia and where the culture could be described as Western. Purchase here

Guide For Health Professionals Working With Carers Of People With A Mental Illness

3 years 3 weeks ago

This Guide has been developed through a partnership between mental health consumers and carers, staff of mental health services and community-managed organisations. It reflects the desire of all stakeholders to deliver services in a manner that recognises the expertise of all partners united in a journey towards recovery.
The intended readership of this Guide is the staff of specialist mental health services and of public, private and community-managed organisations.