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.
1 in every 5 Australians are directly affected by Mental illness
Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker
Developed in Australia in 2000, MHFA is regularly updated to ensure that is drawing upon the latest evidence base
Obtain an internationally recognised MHFA accreditation through MakeShift
The MHFA Program has received a number of Australian and international awards
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.
Psychosis Substance use problems
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Mental Health First Aid Australia certificate
Severe psychotic states
Our experienced trainers and instructors create compassionate, safe environments to deliver training on an issue that affects everyone.
Over 2 days (12 hrs) face to face in Illawarra, Sydney, Shoalhaven
Online, with self-paced elearning, following by 2 x 2.5hr Zoom sessions
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.
An on hand resource to keep
Collated by a team of mental health experts and those with lived experience.
An interactive group experience to practice your learning and skills. Feel confident in your ability to support others.
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!”