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Course Name
MHFA – Mental health first aid course

Course Code

  • MHFA – Mental health first aid course

Course Delivery
Face to Face

Course Duration
12 Hours (2 Days) – Options Available

Course Cost
$189 (may vary)

Course Certificate
Issued Same Day (T&C)

Is the course accredited?
No, accredited by MHFA
Does the course meet workplace requirements?

MHFA Course

Mental Health First Aid Course

MHFA - Mental Health First Aid Course - Brisbane

Brisbane First Aid Courses pride themselves on offering a huge choice of the most up to date first aid courses available and are pleased to offer MHFA- Mental Health First Aid courses. With 3.2 million people (1 in 5 people) in Australia experiencing a mental illness in any given year, raising awareness about mental illness and educating people on how to spot the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue is crucial.

For workplaces, mental health training will raise awareness and teach staff how early intervention can be critical. It will help you safeguard your staff and workplace by providing skills and knowledge to support those experiencing mental health issues. 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.

MHFA is accredited through Mental Health Australia, part of the International Mental Health Program, which uses evidence-based and scientifically proven research methods to help evaluate and distribute knowledge and the best practice for Mental Health First Aid. All Mental Health First Aid course facilitators need to undertake rigorous training with Mental Health Australia and need to be certified to teach the course.

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course covers how to recognise the signs and symptoms of some common mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression, psychosis and substance abuse. The course provides you with all the skills and knowledge you need to approach a person to talk about mental health issues, encourage people to seek help, and go for professional help. You’ll also be given a detailed Mental Health manual covering all the course content and listing all the different resources and professional help available, so you always have something to refer to if needed.

Depending on your profession, this course could contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Please check with your relevant industry body for more information.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course Duration

MHFA is a 12-hour face to face course. The course can be spread out over 2 days (6 hours per day) or over two weeks (1 day per week). Course locations vary. Please click here to find out more.

MHFA Course Cost

Mental Health First Aid Course Instructors

Brisbane First Aid Courses’ MHFA course instructors are all fully trained and are accredited by MHFA Australia.

Mental Health First Aid Training Content Covered

Brisbane First Aid Courses’ MHFA course includes:

  • Mental health basics, including what is mental health, how common are mental illnesses and the impact of mental illness in Australia
  • Signs and symptoms of a developing or existing mental health issue
  • Professionals who can help with mental health issues
  • Mental Health First Aid using the ALGEE protocol
  • First Aid for developing mental health problems
  • First Aid for mental health crises
  • Treatments and supports for depression and suicidal thoughts
  • Treatments and supports for anxiety, panic attacks and traumatic events
  • Treatments and supports for psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar
  • Mental health treatment and supports for substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders and aggressive behaviours
  • Helpful resources

Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Upon completion of the course, you will be given an MHFA Mental Health First Aid Australia Certificate of completion to take away with you on the day.

Once you have completed the accredited MHFA training, Mental Health First Aid Australia will email you a link to invite you to complete an online accreditation assessment to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. Your accreditation will last for 3 years, and then you will need to undertake an MHFA refresher course to maintain your accreditation.

The free online accreditation assessment consists of 15 questions with a mix of multiple-choice and true/false questions. The assessment usually takes between 15 – 30 minutes, and the MHFA manual can be referred to during the assessment if needed.

USI Requirements

As Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is accredited directly through Mental Health First Aid Australia, it does not fall into the same category as VET courses so participants will not require a USI for certification purposes.

Workplaces – MHFA On-Site Group Bookings

Our specialist, Mental Health First Aid facilitators, can deliver training within the workplace or at a suitable location easily accessible by your staff. Training can be arranged Australia wide, 7 days a week. For further information, please call our parent company FirstAidPro on 1300 029 132 or fill out the enquiry form here

No Online Workbook or E-learning Required

There is no requirement for any pre-course learning, reading or pre-course assessment for Mental Health First Aid courses.

MHFA Course locations across Brisbane

Mental Health First Aid courses are offered at various locations across Australia. 

First aid course locations include:

  • Brisbane CBD – Level 7 – 217 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
  • Indooroopilly – 284 Witton Rd, Indooroopilly, QLD 4068
  • Logan – Unit 8 / 84 – Wembley Road, Logan Central, QLD 4114
  • Mt Gravatt – Mount Gravatt Hotel, 1315 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt, QLD 4122
  • Salisbury – 668 Toohey Rd, Salisbury, QLD 4107
  • Springfield – Springfield Tavern, Corner of Springfield Parkway & Commercial Drive, Springfield, QLD 4300
  • Capalaba – Lions Club Of Capalaba 55-57 Degen Road Capalaba, QLD 4157
  • Ipswich – Ipswich Show Society Office, Ipswich Showgrounds 81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich, QLD 4035
  • Chermside – Chermside Bowls Club, 468 Rode Road, Chermside, QLD 4032
  • Caboolture – Caboolture Lakes Entrance, Suite 4- Training Room, 8-22 King Street Caboolture, QLD 4510
  • Southport – 36 Scarborough St, Southport, QLD 4215
  • Palm Beach – Palm Beach Hotel, Cnr 1118 Gold Coast Hwy & 5th Ave, Palm Beach, QLD 4221
  • Mooloolaba – Mooloolaba Bowls Club, Brisbane Rd & Kapala St, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557
  • Maroochydore – The Sands Tavern, Plaza Parade, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
  • Townsville – Cluden Park, Racecourse Rd, Cluden, QLD 4811
  • Cairns – Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, 209-217 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
  • Tweed Heads – Twin Towns Services Club, 2 Wharf St, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
  • Upper Coomera – The Well, 58 Highland Wy, Upper Coomera, QLD 420
  • Calamvale – Calamvale Hotel, 678 Compton Rd, Calamvale, QLD 4116
  • Nerang – Hinterland Hotel, 53 Station St, Nerang QLD 4211

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