MHFA Really makes a Difference
Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.
Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
Why become a Mental Health First Aider?
Raise awareness of how mental health impacts everyone’s daily lives.
Increasing understanding is critical at this time, given stress is now the most prevalent illness globally of our time (WHO). The Mental Heath First Aid program breaks stigma, myths and helps develop a true understanding of mental health and what individuals can do practically to assist someone in crisis. Your Qualification is valid for 3 Years.
What will you learn?
You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
Research has shown that MHFA Training is Associated with:
Improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies.
Confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problems.
Decreases in stigmatising attitudes.
"Participants who complete the course can take the online Accreditation Assessment in order to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.”
Who should do the course?
The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult from any background.
Where can you do it?
The Mental Health First Aid program can be delivered to work places of all types and sizes, volunteer groups, sporting groups, teachers etc.
Also available as a blended online and facilitated course.