mental health first aid

Mental Health First Aid Training Course

What is this training course about?

Would you know how to spot the signs of a mental health condition in a colleague or friend? And would you know how to provide effective first aid in a crisis? FirstAidPro’s Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to recognise and respond to the symptoms of mental health distress, including where to go for professional help and what treatments are available.

The course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) and delivered by FirstAidPro’s trained and accredited course facilitators.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, up to 45% of Australians will experience the distress of a mental health disorder in their lifetime. Would you know how to spot the signs if one of your friends, family members or colleagues was suffering from a mental health condition? And would you know how to provide effective first aid in a crisis?

First Aid Pro’s evidence-based Mental Health First Aid training will teach you how to recognise and respond to the symptoms of mental health distress, including where to go for professional help and what treatments are available.

If you want to know how you can help a colleague or loved one recognise and overcome the disabling distress of common mental health conditions, Mental Health First Aid is for you. This course is particularly useful for people who manage staff members and people working in governmentsocial services and health-related fields. For managers, this course will help you recognise the signs of depression and anxiety in your staff so you can help them before their condition worsens.

Covid-19 Precautions

At FirstAidPro, your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all of our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information, please email courses@firstaidpro.com.au.

MHFA Course Duration

FirstAidPro’s Mental Health First Aid course is delivered face-to-face. You can attend the 12-hour program over two days (six hours per day) or one day (over two weeks). Times, dates, locations and availability may differ from state to state. See the MHFA Training Calendar HERE.

Workplaces - On-Site Group Bookings

Training can be conducted at your workplace, or a location that suits your requirements Australia wide and can be easily arranged 7 days a week at any time convenient for your business Call FirstAidPro to discuss 1300 029 132 or fill in the enquiry form HERE at our public venues or any venue of your choice Australia wide.

Course Content

12-hour Standard MHFA Course

FirstAidPro’s evidence-based Mental Health First Aid course is delivered using Mental Health First Aid Australia’s training manual and action plan. The program will teach you how to recognise and respond to the signs of common mental health conditions. You’ll learn what you can do to provide first aid in a crisis and find out where and how to get professional help.

For workplaces, this mental health training will raise awareness around mental health and teach staff how early intervention can be critical. It will help you safeguard your people and workplace by providing skills and knowledge to support those experiencing mental health distress. Many people delay seeking help for mental health problems, but if they’re surrounded by colleagues who have completed Mental Health First Aid training, they’ll have the meaningful and potentially lifesaving support needed to find the treatment to overcome their condition.

Mental Health Conditions and Situations Covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse

Mental Health Crises Covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Self-harm
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol
  • Sever psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Delivery and Assessment

  • When you attend our Mental Health First Aid course, you’ll receive a copy of the current Mental Health First Aid Manual which you can take away as a resource after you’ve completed your training.
  • There is no online learning or assessment process for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid.

Course Prerequisites

  • There are no study prerequisites or physical requirements needed to complete the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course.

Certificate(s) Issued

When you complete Mental Health First Aid with FirstAidPro, you’ll receive the following certificate to take away with you on the day:

  • MHFA Mental Health First Aid Certificate of Completion

Course Accreditation

FirstAidPro’s Mental Health First Aid course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA). 

Depending on your profession, this course may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Check with your relevant industry body for more information.

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