Since its inception in 2000, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has evolved into a global movement across Australia and in over 27 countries. The MHFA program has been adapted for use in other countries and rigorous evaluations have contributed to its international uptake. To date, over 3 million people worldwide have been trained, including over 800,000 Australians.
International MHFA Programs
To date, over 27 countries have licensed and adapted the MHFA Australia program for their own settings. Visit the MHFA International Website.
Learn more about the program uptake around the world: Kitchener, B.A. & Jorm, A.F. Mental health first aid: An international programme for early intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2008, 2:55-61.
The Mental Health First Aid Program has been recognised with a number of Australian and international awards, including the THeMHS Medal. It has been recognised in the UK as an example of radical efficiency and has been listed in the USA by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on their National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Licensing and adapting MHFA for your country
If you would like to license MHFA for your country, please read the criteria involved.