The blended Online + Self-Paced Learning Mental Health First Aid for Public Sector Course will teach you how to provide initial support to your team and colleagues who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Mental health problems covered in this training are;

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered are;

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


Full Online Mental Health First Aid Courses are an alternate online delivery pathway for our 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course Online MHFA Courses include two components:

  • Course Component 1 A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
  • Course Component 2 An Instructor-led component using Microsoft Teams

Why attend Mental Health First Aid Training 

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 decreased stigma and an increase in the help provided.


  • Facilitation
  • 3-year accreditation
  • MHFA workbook
  • Login to access online resources

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2 & 9 August (2.5 hours on both days)

9:30 am - 12:00 pm Online Learning
7-8 hours Self-Paced Learning

Resources and the 'Standard Mental Health First Aid' book

Online and Self-Paced
Please see course content for information on format

Personal Member: $300
State Government Member: $365
Corporate Member: $365
Non-Member: $528