Mental Health First Aid

two day workshop

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the MHFA Guidelines.

This course has been widely evaluated in research trials conducted by MHFA Australia and independent organisations. These evaluations consistently show that participants who complete the course have improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time. Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.

Claim CPD Points

Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions see the full list here.

What the Course Covers

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • depression
  • anxiety problems
  • psychosis
  • substance use problems.

 Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • suicidal thoughts and behaviours 
  • non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • panic attacks
  • traumatic events
  • severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • severe psychotic states
  • aggressive behaviours.

Every participant receives a workbook.

To discuss your specific needs please phone: (02) 9879 2600 or email us 

Next Workshop Date:   
12-13 December 2017

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Click here to register and pay online now for this workshop

Cost: $350     
Early Bird: $300 (valid until 14 November 2017)

CPSU NSW Regional Office
Training Room 1, Level 7, 191-199 Thomas Street, Haymarket  NSW  2000