Learn how to provide mental health first aid to friends, family members, co-workers and other adults in your community.

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance.

Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however, most do not cover mental health problems.

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.

Out Doors Inc.’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses provide high quality, evidence-based mental health education, increasing the amount and type of support you can provide a work colleague, family member or friend.

Mental Health First Aid – Event Details

The training is based on guidelines developed together by people with lived experience of mental health problems and health professionals working in the field.

Using a practical, evidence-based action plan, you’ll learn how to provide mental health first aid for a range of mental health problems (depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, substance use) and mental health crises (suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drug use, and aggressive behaviours).

Choose from these options

To provide options for workplaces, our training is flexible and can be tailored to your requirements.

1. Standard Mental Health First Aid (Community) course delivered over two full days – this can be at our head office in Kensington VIC or at your site.

2. Blended Mental Health First Aid (Community) course is a combination of online eLearning (takes 5-7 hours to complete) and an Instructor-led component (2 sessions of 3 hours each). The Instructor-led component can be held online via Zoom or face-to-face at our head office in Kensington VIC or at your site.

Group Booking Enquiry

To discuss a tailored quote for your organisation, please contact our team by filling in the form below, and a member of Out Doors will get back to you in 1-2 business days.

Or you can call us at 03 9417 2111.

    Blended Online MHFA Community Course – Fees



    Blended Mental Health First Aid – Online

    This is the standard course and includes both components necessary to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

    • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)
    • Component 2 – Two instructor-led sessions using video conferencing. Each session is approx. 3 hours.
      • 11 September: 9:00am – 12:00pm
      • 12 September: 9:00am – 12:00pm

    $275 p/p

    Standard Mental Health First Aid – Face to Face

    This option is a 2-day course led by an accredited MHFA Instructor at the Out Doors Inc. office in Kensington or at your site.

    Both components will be completed over the 2-day course. If you choose this option there is no need to do any learning before the course.

    • 11 September: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • 12 September: 9:00am – 4:00pm



    $275 p/p

    All prices include GST.

    Online Course Review

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    Great job! Clearly showed a passion for the content, as well as excellent real-life examples. They demonstrated profound knowledge of mental health issues and it was clear they have worked with people living with mental illness for a very long time.

    – Michael

    Face-to-Face Course Review

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    Dave was amazing, it wasn’t just a facilitator reading powerpoint presentations, it was engaging and interactive and he ensured that we understood the content by asking questions throughout the course. He made us feel safe to ask him anything & I would attend any course that he presented.

    – Rachael

    Online Course Review

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    The instructor was great. Personable, friendly, knowledgable and approachable. Had some great real-life examples of how to apply the course content.

    – Amanda

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