Mental Health Training for Staff

Supporting Student Mental Health - Online training for staff

This 40 minute online training program for staff of the University of Melbourne aims to assist you in supporting students experiencing mental health problems. Developed by our Counsellors, it covers topics including an introduction to student mental health, how staff can help, responding to students in distress and support services and resources.

To access:

  1. Firstly login to the LMS here.
  2. Then return to this page and click on the Enrol button below and follow the instructions to self-enrol.

Enrol in Supporting Student Mental Health

After completing this online training program, if you are interested in further mental health training opportunities please see the additional courses offered below, or contact the CAPS Workshops and Training team at

2-Day Mental Health First Aid Course

This accredited 12-hour course developed by MHFA Australia teaches adults 18 years and over how to provide initial support to adults who may be developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received, or the crisis resolves. Click here for details about the content of this course.

This course is suitable for staff who have reviewed the Supporting Student Mental Health online training program and would like to learn more about common mental illnesses, as well as practice applying mental health first aid skills in a group setting. This course is facilitated by Counsellors at Counselling and Psychological Services who are also accredited MHFA Instructors and offered free for University staff.

Participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep for reference and a Certificate of Completion.

Registration: Staff may register for our upcoming 2-day MHFA Courses via Themis

Thu 14th & Fri 15th February 2019 - register here

Mon 11th & Mon 18th March 2019 - register here

Mon 3rd & Tue 4th June 2019 - register here

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

This accredited 4-hour face-to-face course was developed by MHFA Australia to learn how to give first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal.  This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course.  Click here for further details about the content of this course.

This course is suitable for staff who have specific interest in furthering their knowledge and skills in relation to responding to a suicidal person; but do not want to enrol in the 2-day course.  The content of this course is covered in the 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid Course.  This course may also be suitable for staff who have completed the 2-day Standard Mental Health First Aid Course but would like refresher training or further development of their skills in this area.

Registration: Please contact the CAPS Workshops and Training team at if you are interested in this course.

External Online Learning Resources

Additional Mental Health Resources

Website for the Mental Health Strategy Promotion and Support Working Group of the University of Melbourne.