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Mental Health First Aid Training Course (MHFA)

What is this training course about?

This course teaches mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or in a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

Course content is derived from a number of consensus studies incorporating the expertise of hundreds of researchers, clinicians, mental health consumer advocates and carer advocates across the English speaking western world.

Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered by accredited MHFA instructors.

Course duration

12 hours in a classroom (face to face)

Course content

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems


Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours


There are no prerequisites for this MHFA training course.


There is no assessment process for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid :


On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.


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