Standard Mental Health First Aid

Course Overview

Learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, 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.

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.


Individual                              $330 (inc. GST)

Individual Refresher              $140 (inc. GST)

Group                                     $2,200 (inc. GST)

Maximum of 10 participants per group


2 days, 9am-4pm


Industry Expert

Individual or Groups

What is covered?

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

Mental health problems covered
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours
Who Should Attend?

Any adult can attend. MHFA is important for any direct care workers, team leaders, supervisors and managers of aged care and disability services.

Workshop Duration

This is a 12 hour course delivered over 2 full days from 9am – 4pm each day at Akadia in Toowoomba.

Lunch is provided.

Meet the Trainer

Heather Smith is an accredited MHFA instructor with more than 35 years’ experience in various organisations including military service with the RAAF, Education Queensland and in small business as an Allied Health Professional.

Heather also holds a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training & Diploma of Training Design & Development. She always endeavours to provide a dynamic and interactive experience in her training courses.

Why is Mental Health First Aid important?

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided.

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