Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces

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The workplace is where the early signs and symptoms of a developing mental health problem can first be noticed. This course provides high quality, evidenced based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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. The skills learned in MHFA training are beneficial inside and outside the workplace.

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

Option 1: Face-to-face
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. Please call us on 03 9417 2111 or email for more information.