Mental Health First Aid

Course Overview

The Mental Health First Aid Course is delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructor.

This 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches people (18 years and over) how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Guidelines.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

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Learning Outcomes

Developing mental health problems covered;

  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered;

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours


On Completion

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


Other Information

After completing the Mental Health First Aid course, participants are eligible to complete a short 20 question online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Accredited Mental Health First Aiders are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace. 

The Mental Health First Aid course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions.


At a Glance

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2 Days


Corporate course dates on request

In-house courses can be conducted at your workplace, or at one of our training centres