Standard Mental Health First Aid

2 day Face to Face delivery

Standard mental health

Course Description

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.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing Mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression & Anxiety 
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental Health Crisis Situations covered include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects of drug & alcohol abuse
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Please note: This course is not a therapy or a support group


The minimum 12-hour course is delivered in person over 2 days.

If you are would prefer an online format, please take a look at The Blended MHFA Community Course which has been adapted from the Standard Mental MHFA Course for adults. The Blended format has a self-paced e-learning component, which is followed by 2 x 3 hour Zoom sessions.  

Course Completion and Accreditation

After you have attended an accredited Mental Health First Aid course, you will be eligible to complete the relevant course assessment. After successfully completing the online assessment, you will receive a printable digital Certificate of Accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider. An 80% or more pass rate is required in order to become accredited. The accreditation is valid for 3 years and is recognised throughout Australia. 

Eligibility Criteria

Mental Health First Aid courses are delivered across the whole Country to any adult over the age of 18 who resides in Australia.