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MHFA – Mental health first aid course
Face to Face
12 Hours (2 Days) – Options Available
$189 (may vary)
Issued Same Day (T&C)
Is the course accredited?
No, accredited by MHFA
Does the course meet workplace requirements?
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.
Brisbane First Aid Courses’ MHFA course instructors are all fully trained and are accredited by MHFA Australia.
Brisbane First Aid Courses’ MHFA course includes:
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.
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.
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
There is no requirement for any pre-course learning, reading or pre-course assessment for Mental Health First Aid courses.
Mental Health First Aid courses are offered at various locations across Australia.