Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
What is MHFA Training?
Mental health first aid is the help provided to someone who is developing a mental health problem, has a worsening of an existing mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.
Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. This number is higher when we factor in the impacts of the pandemic on the people around us. Completing a MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
What the research shows us:
MHFA training is associated with:
- Improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies,
- Increased confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem,
- Decreased stigmatising attitudes in course participants, and
- Increased amount and type of support provided to friends, family, co-workers, and community members.
The course can be delivered in the following ways:
- As a12 hour face to face course delivered over 2-day trainings (6 hours per day), or,
- As a blended model which includes 5 - 7 hours of eLearning and 2 x 2.5 hour zoom sessions
Course participants receive a copy of the MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
Who can attend a course?
Any interested adult can attend a MHFA course however, please note that this course is also not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.
Get in contact today
Get in touch today to find out how we can better equip you, your team, workplace, club or organisation to support each other to navigate experiences of a mental illness or mental health crisis.