Mental Health First Aid

Standard MHFA bannerOut Doors Inc.’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses provide high quality, evidenced based education, increasing the amount and type of support you can provide a work colleague, family member or friend.

This training leads to improved knowledge of mental illness, confidence and skills to help someone developing a mental illness, and reduces unhelpful stigmatising attitudes that can prevent people seeking help early.

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

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

Option 1: Standard MHFA 
A face-to-face 12-hour course (4 modules, each 3 hours) with flexible delivery format.

Option 2: eLearning

This eLearning course is self-paced (approx. 6-8 hours) with individuals able to work through it in their own time. To revise and apply the knowledge and skills learnt, they then participate in a 3.5hr face-to-face training within 3 months of completing the online component. It is prerequisite of this course that all participants complete the online eLearning prior to attending face to face training. 

Participants in both courses receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion. Additionally (at no extra cost), participants will have the opportunity to complete an online accreditation exam in order to become an Accredited MHFAider for 3 years.

Our facilitators are accredited MHFA instructors and also have a background in mental health, occupational health and safety, risk and injury management. They understand how to practically apply strategies within organisations to manage mental health issues and mitigate risk. Click here to read their profiles.

Subject to course requirements.


Standard MHFA
•  Wednesday 31st January – Thursday 1st February 2018
• Tuesday 20th – Wednesday 21st March 2018
• Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th May 2018
• Tuesday 5th – Wednesday 6th June 2018

Click on your preferred date to secure your place.  To discuss other course options and dates, contact us on 03 9417 2111 or