Mental Health 1st Aid Training

To enquire about delivery of Mental Health First Aid training at your office, please contact
Mental Health Victoria on 9519 7000 or

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how to assist people who are:

  • developing a mental health problem
  • experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem
  • In a mental health crisis

Until appropriate help is received or the crisis resolves.

This 12-hour course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. Suitable for any interested adult.
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Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decrease stigma and an increase in help provided. Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience common mental illness each year. Completing an MHFA Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.

For the next MHFA course dates, keep an eye out for the Semester Two Training calendar which is now available.

To view the Professional Development calendar for all Mental Health Victoria courses available click here.

For more information on Mental Health Victoria's training offerings contact Mental Health Victoria Training Department on 03 9519 7000 or email


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