Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health & Wellbeing Training Solutions are proud supporters of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program and have 'Master Instructor' accreditation status with Mental Health First Aid Australia.
We have extensive experience with facilitating a broad range of Mental Health First Aid training, with a number of courses available.
We believe that Mental Health First Aid is for everyone and support this by providing competitive rates and packages that represent great value.
Ask us about our special ‘Community Incentive Solutions’ and discounted rates for Community Groups, Not-For-Profits, and Charity Organisations.
MHFA Training Courses Offered
12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid
This 12-hour Course teaches adults how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family and co-workers. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid
The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid
This 12-hour course is designed for members of the public to learn how to assist an older person, including a person experiencing confusion or dementia.
4-hour MHFA for Someone Experiencing Gambling Problems
People with gambling problems are at increased risk of suicide and likely to experience mental health problems including depression, anxiety and substance use problems. This 4-hour course aims to address these concerns by teaching community members the practical skills needed to provide mental health first aid to people experiencing gambling problems.
4-hour Standard MHFA Refresher Course
The Standard MHFA 4-hour face-to-face refresher course is available for people who have previously completed the 12-hour Standard MHFA and who would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
4-hour Youth MHFA Refresher Course
The Youth 4-hour face-to-face refresher course is available for people who have previously completed the 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course and would like to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.
What some of our trainees say...
‘This course presented updated and relevant information to compliment my current work, this will enable me to better understand the more complex situations that I have encountered in the past, especially in the crisis situations. A big thank you.‘
‘Thanks for an educational course that I now have knowledge and awareness in both my professional and personal life’.
‘Just keep doing what you do. Brilliant.’
‘It was a productive and most valuable training experience.’
‘I really enjoyed the sessions and gained lot of new information and practical knowledge through a very effective teaching method. I am sure and confident that I would be able to handle situations confidently.’
‘Well organised, well presented with all the information, & explained clearly for better understanding.’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it an excellent mixture of group work, visual (video) information, individual input and information sharing.'
I absolutely loved the course, it was fantastic! Very clear, very engaging, exceptionally informative and I left each of the two days feeling more confident in my knowledge of Mental Health First Aid - thank you!'
‘Created a real environment of trust and calmness - Can't speak highly enough.’