Just like First Aid training for physical injuries and incidents, 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 or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a mental health conversation with someone they are concerned about. Understanding how to talk about mental health and having the confidence and knowledge to help someone in need are important skills that any person in the community can learn. 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.
Our course is delivered by an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. The MHFAA Blended Online Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults especially for the current COVID-19 environment.
On successful completion of the prerequisite eLearning component, live online sessions and assessment, a MHFAA Certificate valid for 3 years will be issued.