Mental Health First Aid Training


Delivered by our accredited trainers, this Mental Health First AidĀ course will teach you and your team how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

The Mental Health First Aid course has been developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Upskill your team

Attendees will become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider upon completion of the course.

Who should attend?

  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Department managers
  • HR managers
  • OH&S managers

Course formats


  • Half day face-to-face training
  • 5-7 hours of self-paced elearning
  • Both course components to be completed within a 3 month period
  • Maximum of 22 participants
  • Minimum of 6 participants

Blended online

  • 2 x 2.5 hour sessions instructor-led video conferencing
  • 5-7 hours self-paced interactive elearning
  • Both course components are to be completed within a 3 month period
  • Classes of 6-12 participants


  • 12 hours in-classroom course (not including breaks) delivered over 2 sessions
  • We recommend a gap of no more than two weeks between sessions
  • Maximum of 22 participants per course
  • Minimum of 6 participants
Price by consultation with Work Healthy Australia

Topics covered

  • Mental health crisis
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours
  • Mental health issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use


Evaluations consistently show that mental health first aid training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing assistance to individuals with mental illness.

It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

Become an accredited workplace

The Mental Health First AidĀ® Workplace Recognition Program acknowledges workplaces for their commitment to Mental Health First Aid training. Participating workplaces report that being recognised through the program, improves corporate reputation and culture and contributes to employees valuing the role and skills of Mental Health First AidersĀ® in their workplace.

Work Healthy Australia is a recognised workplace for Mental Health First Aid training
Mental health conditions present substantial costs to organisations.

However, through the successful implementation of an effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace, organisations, on average, can expect a positive return on investment (ROI) of 2.3.

That is, for every dollar spent on successfully implementing an appropriate action, there is on average $2.30 in benefits to be gained by the organisation.