Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (for example, the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, MHFA is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

In response to COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid Australia(opens in new window)(opens in new window) has recently released new 100% online versions of the course. This comprises:

Course Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes approximately 5-7 hours to complete)
Course Component 2 – An instructor-led component using video conferencing to be held on Wednesday 23 and Wednesday 30 September 2020, 1pm-3.30pm.

Please note, the course content and course commitment requires emotional and mental energy, concentration and focus. Please consider your own mental health and self-care strategies before completing an Expression of Interest(opens in new window)

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