Mental Health First Aid Training

Registration Required

Registrations for Semester 1, 2019 workshops are now open.

Mental Health First Aid is a certified training program, teaching students how to provide initial support someone in a mental health crisis situation, or someone who is developing a mental disorder, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health crisis situations covered are: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours. Developing mental health problems covered are: depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance use problems.

Mental Health First Aid operates in two formats:

Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students

Online training followed by a half day face-to-face workshop. Please complete the online training prior to registration. It is recommended that you allow 8 hours to complete the online training, and that the online component is completed at least 1 week prior to the face-to-face training. Completion of the online training is a prerequisite for attending the face-to-face workshop. Online training has a cost of $50, paid directly to Mental Health First Aid Australia. When registering for online training please use your University of Melbourne student email address.

Dates and registration

Registrations will open closer to the date of each workshop

TitleDatesTimeRegister
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Tuesday 25th June 9.30am - 1.30pm  Registration Open
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Friday 19th July9.30am - 1.30pm Registration Open
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Monday 26th August 9.30am - 1.30pm Registration Opens - 26th July
Mental Health First Aid (Blended) Thursday 12th September
(R U OK Day)
9.30am - 1.30pm Registration Opens - 12th August
Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Tuesday 1st October 12 - 4pmRegistration Opens - 2nd September
Mental Health First Aid (Blended)Wednesday 20th November 9.30am - 1.30pmRegistration Opens - 21st October

Standard 2-Day Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid 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. If you are interested in the 2-day MHFA Course, please email CAPS-workshops@unimelb.edu.au with your details and we can talk to you about this option.