Standard Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches participants how 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.

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Course Summary

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.

You will learn how to assist an adult 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.

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 the help provided.

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/drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

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Course Brochure Standard Mental Health First Aid

Locations Available

  • Coomera
  • Onsite at your workplace

Course Cost

$300.00 per participant

To secure your space, full payment is required at time of booking. We accept credit card (Visa or Mastercard), or electronic funds transfer (internet banking).

Large groups and onsite pricing vary, please speak to one of our friendly team to discuss the available options.

How to book

Book online or call 07 5572 5299

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this course. Any adult can attend.

Minimum Age

18 yrs. Due to the adult learning environment, Paradise First Aid does not accept registrations for participants under the age of 18


2 Day’s (12 hours)

Requirements for Completion

Participants are required to attend 100% of this first aid training. To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider you will be required to complete an online assessment following training.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:

  • Read information from a PowerPoint and whiteboard
  • Listen and understand verbal information delivered by an English-speaking instructor.

Certification Issued

This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification. Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On successful completion of the post-training assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider.

Certification Validity

Three (3) years from the date of issue.

Refresher training is required after 3 years. In the sixth year, the full course must be completed again.

Course Includes

  • Standard Mental Health First Aid course workbook

How to Get Further Information

Call one of our friendly customer service team on 07 5572 5299