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Mental Health First Aid

by | Oct 31, 2018

Approximately 20% of Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Completing an Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course will help you to develop the skills to support a friend, family member or co-worker.

The 2 days MHFA course teaches adults (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 teaches participants how to use an evidence-based action plan to assist people who are:

  • developing a mental health problem,
  • experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or
  • in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Mental Health First Aid Training Can Make a Difference

MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, as well as confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness.

Research Has Shown That MHFA Training is Associated With


Learn how you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.

This course will soon be available for adults to assist children and young people. To submit an expression of interest to attend a course in 2019, please email us at

Date Venue

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2019

This course has been rescheduled, with dates to be advised soon.

391-393 Tooronga Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

If you have a group of 10 or more participants and wish to attend a date that is not listed above, or in an alternative city or state, please email

9am – 4pm (2 Full Day Sessions).    

Standard Price: $295 
External Students or Cairnmillar Alumni: $250
Cairnmillar Students: $195

All prices include GST. An additional ticketing fee may be applicable.

For further information, please email the Short Course Coordinator at: