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Workplace MHFA


Our mental health courses can be contextualised to suit your workplace, giving participants the strategies and confidence to assist. The content is practical, and evidence based.


What is Mental Health First Aid? 
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is designed to teach you how to give initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or worsening mental illness. The course also covers what to do if someone is experiencing a mental health crisis.


Why Mental Health First Aid? 
By participating in the MHFA course, you will learn how to assist someone experiencing a common mental illness. You will also learn how to help someone who might be experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.

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Workplace Mental Health First Aid Course

Workplace Mental Health First Aid focuses on creating mentally healthy workplaces by providing employees with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to step forward and have supportive conversations with people they are concerned about.

Designed for increased flexibility, our Workplace Mental Health First Aid training is delivered in a blended mode: a combination of eLearning (online) and an instructor-led session (face-to-face or online options available)


1. E-Learning 5-7 Hours

Course participants first complete the interactive, self-paced eLearning component where they will 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 and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

2. Instructor Led Sessions (half-day in person, or 2 x 2.5hr zoom sessions)
The follow-on instructor-led sessions, allow participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific workplace scenarios.

These sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth

  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules

  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios

  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

At the completion of the course, all participants will have the opportunity to attain
a three-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA Australia.

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Mental Health First Aid: Engaging Leaders Session

Positive mental health conversations and actions by leaders in the workplace are vital to the wellbeing of staff and the company as a whole. Our Engaging Leaders workshop helps Managers, leaders and decision-makers understand the benefits that MHFA can offer in helping to create mentally healthy workplaces.


Our 90-minute session contains information about how leaders can support their employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem and provides them with the tools, knowledge, and understanding of what is needed in a mentally healthy workplace. It will provide a space to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing mental health problems.

What will you learn?

  • An understanding of mental health problems in the workplace

  • How to support employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem

  • How to recognise the signs in an employee who may be developing a mental health problem

  • How Mental Health First Aid can help in the workplace.


Please note: This course does not lead to a Mental Health First Aid accreditation.

Refresher courses can be delivered face-to-face or online via video conferencing and run over a 4-hour period. These sessions are available for people who have previously completed Mental Health First Aid training, to refresh their knowledge, skills, and confidence in supporting those around them. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

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Refresher - Standard Mental Health First Aid:

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Standard, Community or Workplace Mental Health First Aid training.


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.

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