Recognise the warning signs of mental health problems
Provide the skills needed to speak to a young person about their mental health
RESPOND IN A CRISIS
Respond in crisis situations where a young person may be at risk of harm
Reduce stigma and increase support for people with mental health problems
Increased confidence in students to help a peer with a mental health problem
Reduction in stigma
Reduced stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental health problems
Increased help seeking skills
Increased intentions to seek help for a mental health problem
INCREASED SUICIDE PREVENTION SKILLS
INCREASED RECOGNITION AND QUALITY FIRST AID SKILLS IN HELPING A PEER AT RISK OF SUICIDE
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
IMPLEMENT MHFA TRAINING IN YOUR SCHOOL?
There are a number of factors that can help ensure that MHFA training is successfully and sustainably implemented within school settings.
Each school is unique, and the MHFA Community Engagement Team is available to support schools nationally to plan and deliver MHFA training in a coordinated way.
Get in touch with the Community Engagement Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on your school’s MHFA training journey.
WHAT DO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS SAY
Below are comments and feedback from teachers and students who have completed MHFA training.
“I would recommend this course for all educators of young people. I believe that we all should be trained to become Mental Health First Aiders.”
“Teaches young kids about the importance of understanding mental illnesses and that it is nothing to be ashamed of.”
"I feel better prepared to recognise, respond to and advise on mental health problems in my students and my school environment.”
Mental Health First Aid Australia is here to help you coordinate and implement Mental Health First Aid training across the school setting. We encourage you to contact us for support and guidance about planning, training coordination or delivery at any stage.
The Mental Health First Aid Community Engagement Team can be contacted at:
+61 3 9079 0209