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MHFA Skilled Workplace Program

Recognising your commitment to MHFA in the workplace

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Skilled Workplace Program recognises workplaces for their commitment to Mental Health First Aid training.

It is our way of celebrating organisations across Australia who not only invest in developing mental health first aid skills in their people, but also show a strong commitment to embedding the program into their organisation’s culture; through actions like senior leadership support, relevant policies, supporting Mental Health First Aid Officers and continuous improvement.

How you are recognised

Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition


You will receive an electronic Certificate of Recognition.

Digital badge

You will also receive a digital badge, that can be used on your email signature or website.

Featured logo

Your company logo will be featured on the MHFA Australia Skilled Workplaces Page.

Public recognition

Your company will be recognised in the MHFA Australia Annual Report and may appear across a range of our public communication channels.

Why participate?

The MHFA Skilled Workplace program attracts workplaces from varying industries and sizes. Current recognised workplaces include John Holland, Twinings and Co, West Australia Police, Capital Chemists, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Downer Mining, many schools, Shire Councils and more!

Participating in the MHFA Skilled Workplace Program is a clear demonstration of your commitment to building a mentally healthy workplace, both to your staff and your external stakeholders.

The electronic badge you receive can be used to celebrate and promote your achievement broadly.

Workplaces report that being recognised as an MHFA Skilled Workplace has contributed to staff valuing the role and skills of Mental Health First Aiders and helped them to embed the MHFA program in their workplace.

How we calculate your level
of recognition

There are different requirements for gold, silver and bronze recognition, depending of the size of your workplace. Click below to read the criteria for recognition.

Criteria for recognition

How to Apply

Workplaces can apply online anytime throughout the year. Recognition lasts for two years, after which time workplaces will need to reapply through the same process.

Once applications are received, MHFA Australia will assess the application and provide a response within two weeks.

There is no cost to apply.

Complete form and apply

And how we help you implement MHFA...

Skilled workplace planning tool

We have created this tool to help you create a tailored plan for implementing Mental Health First Aid in your workplace.

Monitor your progress towards recognition as a Gold, Silver or Bronze MHFA Skilled Workplace with planning templates for each level of recognition.

Planning tool

Implementation support

We have supported many organisations to implement Mental Health First Aid training, from small retail shops to large construction and mining groups, hospitals, schools, government agencies and everything in between.

Download the Implementation guide below and if you have any questions, please get in touch. We are here to help.

Implementation Guide

Comments from existing skilled workplaces

See current skilled workplaces

The department is committed to providing a mentally healthy workplace for its workers, and to providing excellent service to the Australian public. Being a MHFA Skilled Workplace provides confidence to our workers and the public that the department is utilising an Australian developed, internationally recognised and evidence based model to meet these aims.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Becoming an MHFA Skilled Workplace has been an essential part of our “Wellbeing for All” initiative. Our Silver Status Certificate makes visible to all who come in contact with our service that we take a holistic approach to health.

Albert Park School

We are so proud to have received Gold MHFA Skilled Workplace recognition. It’s been a very positive experience to have Mental Health First Aid brought into the RAA workplace. The training has ‘de-mystified’ mental health problems in the workplace, and created more open workplace relationships where it is OK to talk about mental health problems, knowing that we are all there to support each other.

Royal Automobile Association of South Australia

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