Standard Mental Health First Aid

This course can help employers become more proactive in preventing mental health issues becoming a workplace injury, by delivering a best practice ‘early intervention’ approach for those employees who are challenged by a mental health condition. Employees will learn how to recognise the symptoms of different illnesses and mental health crises amongst their colleagues, equipping them to provide immediate assistance. A highly recommended course for all workplaces.

Blended Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

This course is designed for organisations whose operations do not have the capacity to have employees attend the 2-day Standard MHFA. The blended program is a combination of 6- hours eLearning and follow up 4 hour face-to-face teaching. The course focuses on how to acquire mental health first aid skills that can be applied to assist and support coworkers. The program will also equip those in the workplace to become Mental Health First Aid Officers.

Blended Mental Health First Aid for the Legal Profession

This course is designed for organisations requiring increased flexibility in the delivery of training of their employees. Designed for the Legal Profession, this course uses case studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. A combination of 6-8 hours of eLearning and 4 hours followup face-to-face training, where participants learn how to assist a coworker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Suicidal Person - Mental Health First Aid

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course is based on the revised Mental Health First Aid guidelines for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours. 

As an evidence-based course, this stand-alone session complements the 12-hour standard MHFA course, blended MHFA courses and the 14-hour youth MHFA course. This is a 4-hour facilitator led course.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Aimed for those who support 12-24 year olds, this 2-day course teaches participants about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Refresher Mental Health First Aid

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher course allows those who have previously completed the Standard Mental Health First Aid training course to refresh and update their knowledge and skills.

For those who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years while updating their skills.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury MHFA (Half Day)

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult. Participants will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury. It teaches:
• Why people engage in self-injury
• How to talk to someone about their self-injury
• How to help the person stay safe
• How to connect someone to appropriate professional help
• How to assess for suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
The development of this course has been funded through the Australian Government Department of Health, Suicide Prevention & Leadership Support Program.

Refresher Youth Mental Health First Aid

This course had been designed for adults living or working with 10 to 24-year-olds, targeted towards teachers youth workers, sports coaches, youth resource officers and social workers. Others who will benefit from undertaking this course include parents, guardians, and grandparents, and other family members.

Mental Health First Aid for Gambling Problems

The course addresses concerns associated with the many Australian’s lives that are impacted directly and indirectly as a result of problem gambling. Those with gambling problems are at increased risk of suicide and likely to experience mental health problems including depression, anxiety and substance use problems.