Mental Health First Aid


Mental Health First Aid


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2 days


Onsite or at our training facility. Mobile training trailer available in some states.



Why Choose This Course

The blended online MHFA Workplace course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults. Course specific content, health system information and resources related to the provision of Mental Health First Aid within Australia.

The course is comprised of two components, eLearning module plus an Instructor-led training session (either in person or live online via Zoom).

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.
This course focuses on the workplace and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist colleagues, clients and other workplace contacts who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance to existing workplace supports and external professional help.


  • *Self-paced interactive eLearning (approx. 5-7 hours)
  • Course participants are required to be Australian residents and over the age of 18

Once your enrolment has been approved Fire & Safety Australia will send you a unique access code via email and a MHFA manual will be posted to you. You will be able to begin the eLearning as soon as you receive your code

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course

Course Content:

Course Component 1: The eLearning course component presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crisis’.

Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviour

Course Component 2: Instructor led training session – face-to-face or remote learning options available.

Instructor-led training session follows completion of course component 1 – eLearning. You should attend this no later than 3 months after completion of the eLearning component.

Course Component 2 provides course participants with an opportunity to revise content covered in the self-paced eLearning program and to consolidate the application of this content with the development of practical skills in a group environment online. It provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills
  • Develop a self-care plan to maintain good mental health.
  • Both course components of the course are to be completed within a 3-month period.
  • This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Group Size:



There are three steps to complete when undertaking a blended online MHFA Workplace course.

  1. The first step is the eLearning component of the course – approx. 5-7 hours
  2. The next step is to attend the live interactive session (6 hours) or half-day face-to-face
  3. Finally, you will need to complete an online assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider). Accredited MHFAiders receive a digital Certificate of Accreditation, which is valid for 3 years, after completing both the eLearning and the Instructor-led components of the course and successfully passing the online assessment.


Onsite, on-line or at one of our training facilities.


Public and corporate courses available in all states and territories.

Course Codes:

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Corporate training packages

Would you like group training for your employees? Click here to enquire and we will contact you, or call 1300 88 55 30 so we can tailor a training course for your organisation.

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Mental Health First Aid 26 October 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm REMOTE LIVE TRAINING 5 $295.00
Mental Health First Aid 25 November 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm REMOTE LIVE TRAINING 17 $295.00
Mental Health First Aid 16 December 2021 10:00 am - 04:00 pm REMOTE LIVE TRAINING 16 $295.00

More Information

Read answers to some commonly asked questions about this course below. Alternatively, you can visit our general FAQs page, our Resources page or email us via the form below..

Before enrolling into this training course, please download and read the Course Participant Handbook.

Access to FSA’s dedicated customer support.

Qualified and experience trainers.

  • On successful completion of the training you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Mental Health First Aid

This course will benefit various careers including:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Department Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Supervisor or management position in certain industries
  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals
  • Team Leaders

Here are 4 reasons why you should choose Fire & Safety Australia for all of your safety training and safety consultancy requirements:

  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper

Course Pricing: 295

Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted. We also offer payment instalments.

Can we combine various courses or multiple staff members into a training package? Yes companies can add other FSA courses into a training package, or enrol multiple attendees to save money.

Contact us via the enquiry form below for more information.


Public courses

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • More than 5 business days - no charge
  • 5 business days or less - 50% of course fee
  • 24 hours from start time - no refund


Corporate group

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • Transferred / cancelled more than 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred / cancelled 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred / cancelled 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge


When transferring an enrolment from one course date to another the following charges will apply:

  • Transferred 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge
  • Name changes to the booked course - 5 business days or less prior to the course date will incur a $50.00 + GST fee per name change

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