Mental Health First Aid

Learn to support someone experiencing mental health problems

Upcoming Public Courses

In response to COVID-19,  we are offering online courses for workplaces and the general community.

5+12 Feb
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5+12 March
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9+16 April
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Why Mental Health First Aid?

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.

Growing need

1 in every 5 Australians are directly affected by Mental illness

confidence to respond

Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker

Evidence based

Developed in Australia in 2000, MHFA is regularly updated to ensure that is drawing upon the latest evidence base

Certified provider

Obtain an internationally recognised MHFA accreditation through MakeShift

World leading

The MHFA Program has received a number of Australian and international awards

Who is this MHFA for?

This course is designed to skill up any member of the public in being able to notice, respond and support people in relation to their mental health. You will learn a framework that gives clarity about what support you can realistically provide to others. We also deliver customised courses for workplaces and with a focus on creative industry.

Mental Health Problems covered & SKILLS DEVELOPED

Depression Anxiety

Psychosis Substance use problems

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Non-suicidal self-injury

Panic attacks

Traumatic events

Mental Health First Aid Australia certificate

Severe psychotic states

Aggressive behaviours

We are an approved Mental Health First Aid provider for more information about the accreditation please visit Mental Health First Aid Australia.

This course is delivered in 2 ways

Our experienced trainers and instructors create compassionate, safe environments to deliver training on an issue that affects everyone.

1

face to face

Over 2 days (12 hrs) face to face in Illawarra, Sydney, Shoalhaven

2

online

Online, with self-paced elearning, following by 2 x 2.5hr Zoom sessions

What you get

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. On completion each participant receives the following.

A Mental Health First Aid Manual

An on hand resource to keep

Access to the nationally-accredited online learning

Collated by a team of mental health experts and those with lived experience.

Two webinars with an accredited Instructor

An interactive group experience to practice your learning and skills. Feel confident in your ability to support others.

Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Accreditation

Valid for 3 years as a Mental Health First Aider.

“This is a fantastic course that every single person should do. I feel so much more confident in knowing what to do, say and how to help someone having a hard time. I highly recommend it!”

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