Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a certified training program which teaches you how to provide initial support to someone in a mental health crisis situation, or someone who is developing a mental disorder, until professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.

About Mental Health First Aid training

MHFA training covers mental health problems including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

and mental health crisis situations including:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students

Blended MHFA training consists of online training followed by a half-day face-to-face workshop.

Online training

When registering for the online training, please note:

  • Please use your University of Melbourne student email address.
  • Online training has a cost of $50, which is paid directly to Mental Health First Aid Australia.
  • It is recommended that you allow 8 hours to complete it.
  • You must have completed the online training before attending the face-to-face workshop. It is recommended that you complete the online component at least 1 week prior.

Face-to-face workshop

Workshop times and dates are listed below. Registrations will open closer to the date of each workshop.

TitleDatesTimeRegister
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Friday 19 July 9.30am-1.30pm Registration closed
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Monday 26 August 9.30am-1.30pm Registration closed
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Thursday 12 September
(R U OK Day)
9.30am-1.30pm Registration closed
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Tuesday 1 October 12-4pm Registration closed
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Wednesday 20 November 9.30am-1.30pm Registration open

Standard 2-Day Mental Health First Aid Training

For some student groups, MHFA programs can also be completed in a 2-day face-to-face format. The content and accreditation for this course is equivalent to the blended version.

For any Mental Health First Aid Training enquiries, please email CAPS-workshops@unimelb.edu.au.