Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has spread rapidly within Australia and has also grown into a universal mental health program, having been adapted for use in a number of other countries. The creators of MHFA, Betty Kitchener AM and Professor Tony Jorm, have been generous in sharing the program overseas. Rigorous evaluation of the MHFA Program has also contributed to its international uptake.
International MHFA Programs
To date, over 20 other countries have licensed and adapted the MHFA Australia program for their own settings. For detailed information visit the programs page here, or check out the standalone website The International Directory of MHFA Programs
This article provides more information on 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 (PDF).
- Find more articles on international MHFA Programs here.
Licensing and adapting MHFA for your country
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