Mental Health First Aid Training

From 2 hour short online courses to 2 day face to face courses we are sure to have a course that will suit your organisations needs.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Statistics show that 1 in 5 Australians will experience a Mental Health illness at some stage.  It can be difficult to spot when family member, friend or colleague is going through a challenging time and Mental Health itself is still surrounded by a lot of stigma and misinformation.

Many people do not know what to say or how to offer advice when they do become aware of a persons’ mental health concerns.  When people see someone with a physical injury , they usually know the basics of how to offer first aid or assistance.

Mental health can be invisible until a person reaches a breaking point and then it is often daunting for those around them.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about.

Face to Face Courses

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to assist a person aged 65+ who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.

Refresher courses allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14-hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years.

MHFA: Engaging with Leaders will help leaders, decision-makers and influencers understand the benefits that MHFA can offer in helping to create mentally healthy workplaces.This course contains information about how leaders can support their employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury by using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

An introduction to Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling. 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.

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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 suicidal person.

Online / Blended Courses

We have a number of blended/online courses for you to choose from whether you are an individual or an organisation. Enrol in one of our courses now and become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

100% online in a blended format. There are two components to the Community, Workplace and Tertiary Blended MHFA Courses.

online
In this informative and practical course, you 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, 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.
blended
In this informative and practical course, you 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, 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.
online
In this informative and practical course, you 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, 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.
blended
In this informative and practical course, you 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, 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.

What is blended learning?

Blended Learning is a mix of learning methods that contain many ways of teaching, combining online digital media with traditional classroom methods. Our Blended learning courses are made up two components:

iTrain Safety facilitate the instructor led component of the Blended Online MHFA courses via Zoom conferencing.

Please email info@itrainsafety.com.au for further information or if you would like iTrain to supply the eLearning voucher (Component 1) as well as the eLearning (Component 2) of these courses.

Specialised Mental Health First Aid Courses

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 suicidal person.

The Mental Health First Aid Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course will teach you how to identify, approach and support someone who is engaging in self-injury by using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. You will also have the opportunity to practise your new skills in a safe environment.

An introduction to Mental Health First Aid Conversations about Gambling. 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.

MHFA: Engaging Leaders will help leaders, decision-makers and influencers understand the benefits that MHFA can offer in helping to create mentally healthy workplaces.

What is blended learning?

Blended Learning is a mix of learning methods that contain many ways of teaching, combining online digital media with traditional classroom methods. Our Blended learning courses are made up two components:

Train Safety facilitate the instructor led component of the Blended Online MHFA courses via Zoom conferencing.

Please email info@itrainsafety.com.au for further information or if you would like iTrain to supply the eLearning voucher (Component 1) as well as the eLearning (Component 2) of these courses.

MHFA Training Reasons

You may decide to undertake the training if you have a friend or family member who struggles with mental health concerns.

You may decide to enrol in a MHFA course for your workplace. Understanding what your colleagues and staff members may be facing will give you the skills and confidence to encourage early help seeking and in being confident in how you can deal with those around you and assist them to seek professional help if it is required.

A workplace that is mentally healthy may have better productivity and staff retention and less workplace injuries.

We offer courses that are online, face to face and blended – a mix of face to face and online.

Please contact us at  info@itrainsafety.com.au  to discuss your training needs.   

Frequently Asked Questions

You are eligible for a refresher course if you have accredited as an MHFAider within the last three years.
Login to your MHFA account here to check your accreditation expiry date and access your Certificate of Accreditation. Please provide this certificate to the Instructor delivering the Refresher course so they can check your eligibility to attend.
Upon completion of your Refresher Course, you can attempt another accreditation assessment to extend your accreditation by a further 3 years.

Course attendees will need to log into their account here to verify their accreditation expiry date. Individuals can download a copy of their accreditation certificate if they completed the assessment which will verify their eligibility to complete a Refresher Course.
It is the responsibility of course participants to be aware of their accreditation status with MHFA prior to attending a Refresher Course. It is also recommended that course organisers verify the eligibility of all course participants prior to attending a Refresher Course or booking an Instructor for course delivery.
If an ineligible person attends a Refresher Course, they will not be able to attempt the accreditation assessment. The onus is on individual course participants to verify their accreditation status prior to attendance.

The accreditation assessment is able to be accessed for up to 3 years after you complete the course so, if it is still within this timeframe, please email us at mhfa@mhfa.com.au to request for your unique link to be re-sent to you. If it has been longer than 3 years since you attended a full  course, you will be unable to attempt the accreditation assessment without completing a further full course.

Confirming eligibility to re-accredit is the responsibility of the individual, not the instructor running the Refresher course. To receive a Certificate of Accreditation, you will need to attend a 2-day face-to-face or Blended course.

Accredited MHFAiders should complete the same type of Refresher Course as their original 12-14 hour Mental Health First Aid course or equivalent (as shown in the table below) to renew their accreditation.

Three years after completing a Refresher Course, MHFAiders will need to attend a full 12 or 14-hour MHFA course in order to maintain their accreditation.

Standard or Older Person
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended or Blended Online Workplace
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended or Blended Online Community
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended Online Financial Services Professionals
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended for the Legal Profession
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended or Blended Online Pharmacy
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard

Blended or Blended Online Tertiary
4-hour face-to-face or 5-hour online Standard or Youth

If it has been longer than 3 years since you attended the course, you can still attend a Refresher course for the purposes of refreshing your knowledge, however, you will be unable to attempt the accreditation assessment and ineligible to obtain a Certificate of Accreditation upon completion. To receive a Certificate of Accreditation, you will need to attend another full 2-day face-to-face, Blended or Blended Online course.