Mental Health First Aid Training Course
This course is now temporarily available online
(only during Covid19 restrictions)
NOW is the perfect time to book your team in!
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. At present, you can choose from Community MHFA, Workplace MHFA or Tertiary MHFA courses.
All have the same core foundational content with the practical activities, scenarios and context tailored to better meet the needs of the respective environments.
Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
This is a 12-hour online course consisting of 7hrs of self-paced e-learning and 2 x 2.5hr Live Zoom interactive group workshops with your Instructor. Course participants receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider once the post-training quiz is completed.
Why attend a MHFA Course?
As a participant, you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with a mental health problem.
Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider
Attendees who complete this training are eligible to participate in the online Accreditation Assessment, to receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
Organisations with increased mental health literacy (determined by the percentage of employees who are mental health first aiders) are eligible for gold, silver and bronze workplace recognition.
How much is the course investment?
Please contact us for a quote to get the most competitive price for the number of people attending. NB: You can also choose a Wellness Package with add-ons including Corporate Wellness Coaching, Online Mindfulness/Yoga sessions and/or Mindset Workshops. These are separate to the course.
The maximum size for online MHFA course is 12 people and multiple courses can be run to cater for larger groups and your organisational needs.
Who can attend a MHFA course?
Any interested adult can attend this online course which is delivered in English and requires the ability to access and navigate e-learning and Zoom teleconfering platforms. Otherwise, there are no prerequisites.
How do I sign up for a course?
If you represent a workplace interested in having a private course held for your team, please phone Melitta Pinney or fill out the contact form below to send an email. To see upcoming courses offered to the public (suitable for individuals or groups of less than 10 people), checkout my MHFA Australia Profile Page here.
Note: The information provided in MHFA courses is for general mental health first aid only and is not intended to be and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional medical advice.