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MHFA Standard Refresher July, August & September 2024 Book Now

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Standard Mental Health First Aid

The 12 Hour Standard course and three year follow up refresher course will provide you with the fundamentals of Mental Health First Aid which includes statistics, available help options, supporting someone who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use problems and psychosis.

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Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course.

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Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

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Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace Community

 Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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 mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

1 Hour Suicide Conversation Training

This course is entirely focused on having a conversation with someone you think may be suicidal. We look at the Beyond Now Safety Planning app and the resources to support the person and yourself.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This is an in -depth training course for people who want to thoroughly learn the skills required to intervene through conversation with a person with thoughts of suicide. The course runs for two days and gently eases participants into the concepts, there are interactive exercises to help explore beliefs about suicide, we learn about being flexible in our approach, and we watch and practice. This is a hands-on interactive workshop and participants will leave feeling more confident to intervene with someone who is having thoughts of suicide.

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Talking About suicide For aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Talking about Suicide is a 5 hour course that teaches people how to support an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours. The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only deliverable by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.

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Conversations about Suicide

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Suicide course is for any interested adult.
You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a person who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

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Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Talking about nSSI For aboriginal and torres strait islander people

The 5-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations teaches you to recognise the signs that someone is engaging in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and provide support using actions defined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experts. You’ll learn how to assist the person to stay safe and connect them to appropriate supports.

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The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to identify, approach and support someone experiencing gambling harm using a practical, evidence based action plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

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Youth mental health first aid refresher

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blended youth mental health first aid

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blended online youth mental health first aid

The Youth MHFA course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. The course equips adults with the skills to recognise and respond to an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis situation. Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, Youth MHFA teaches participants how to support an adolescent until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 14 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. You will gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field. Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal. Work through complex mental health first aid interactions. Practice Mental Health First Aid skills

Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also a time when young people are at high risk of developing mental health problems such as depression and anxiety first emerge. The Blended Youth MHFA courses equips school staff, teachers, support workers, parents and other adults with the knowledge and skills to support a young person experiencing mental health problems.

This course is delivered completely online with en e-learning component followed with an instructor-led component over video-conference. In this training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. The instructor-led component includes large and small group activities, providing participants an opportunity to apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios. Learn crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours and non-suicidal self-injury and much more.

Blended Online Mental Health First Aid for Financial Services Professionals

Introducing the Blended Online Mental Health First Aid for Financial Services Professionals, a comprehensive program delivered in a 100% online blended format.

Course Component 1 – Self-Paced eLearning (Approximately 5-7 hours): Embark on an engaging self-paced eLearning journey, where you’ll delve into essential knowledge and skills. This component allows you to study at your own pace, providing flexibility to accommodate your busy professional life. Learn about identifying common mental health problems, recognizing symptoms, and providing initial assistance effectively.

Course Component 2 – Instructor-Led Video Conferencing (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each): Join interactive and live video conferencing sessions led by experienced instructors. These sessions facilitate real-time discussions, case studies, and practical exercises to reinforce your learning. In a supportive and collaborative virtual environment, discover how to access professional help, explore effective interventions grounded in research, and acquire the necessary skills to administer mental health first aid during crisis situations.

Upon completion of this blended course, financial services professionals will be well-prepared to confidently support their co-workers or clients facing mental health challenges in the realm of financial distress.

One Hour Workplace Mental Health Induction


The Mental Health Induction Program for Workplaces is a concise and impactful initiative designed to promote a supportive and mentally healthy environment for employees within just one hour. Through interactive workshops and informative resources, participants will gain insights into recognizing signs of distress, reducing stigma, and responding effectively to mental health challenges in the workplace. This program empowers workplaces to create a safe and inclusive space where mental well-being is prioritized, fostering a culture of empathy and understanding. By dedicating just one hour to this program, organizations can make a significant positive impact on their employees’ mental health, leading to enhanced productivity, job satisfaction, and overall organizational success.

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