Mental Health
First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you simple, practical first aid skills so you can help friends, family members, co-workers and other adults in your community who are experiencing a mental health condition.

Become an accredited MHFAider in just 12 hours!

  • Duration

Online Courses: 2 x 3-hour instructor-led sessions and 1 x eLearning component (5-7 hours)

Face-to-Face Courses: 2 x 6 hour instructor-led sessions

  • Price

$246

  • Location

Online Courses: Take place on consectutive days over Zoom

Face-to-Face Courses: Take place on consecutive days at our office in Kensington, VIC

Mental Health First Aid - Gain the Knowledge, Skills and Confidence to Help

Have you ever seen someone struggling with their mental health but didn't know how to help?

The signs can be small. And they are often different for everyone. It’s hard to know what’s going on or what to do. Should you broach a conversation with them? How would you invite them to open up? How can you respond in a positive and affirming way? You don’t want to say or do anything wrong. These worries are normal - we hear them from students all the time.

But it doesn’t have to be this tricky. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) takes the guesswork out of assisting someone with a mental health problem.

In a step-by-step two-day course, you can learn how to confidently assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Be confident, be prepared.
Be one of the Million.

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.

Learn in a Way That Suits You

Out Doors Inc. is proud to offer this internationally recognised course in Mental Health First Aid so you can become an accredited Mental Health First Aider. We offer online and face-to-face classes, so you can learn in a way that suits you.

Face-to-Face MHFA Course

The face-to-face option takes place over two days at the Out Doors Inc. office in Kensington, VIC.

  • 2-day course led by our instructors in Kensington
  • 3 years Certificate Length
  • Nationally Accredited

Online MHFA Course

The online course covers the same content as the face-to-face course but has been developed to be more flexible and accessible for modern-day life.

  • 1 x eLearning Component
  • 2 x Instructor-led sessions over Zoom
  • 3 years Certificate Length
  • Nationally Accredited

Why Choose Out Doors Inc?

With over 30 years of experience in the mental-health field, we understand the challenges associated with mental health. Our fully qualified and experienced instructors have worked with people living with mental illness for a very long time and can relate real life examples of how to apply the course content in an interesting and engaging way.

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Courses

Online MHFA course:

Online Course: 2 x 3-hour instructor-led Zoom sessions and 1 x self-guided eLearning component (5-7 hours)

December 14 & 15, 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Online MHFA course:

Online Course: 2 x 3-hour instructor-led Zoom sessions and 1 x self-guided eLearning component (5-7 hours)

January 24 & 25, 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Online MHFA course:

Online Course: 2 x 3-hour instructor-led Zoom sessions and 1 x self-guided eLearning component (5-7 hours)

March 20 & 21, 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Online MHFA course:

Online Course: 2 x 3-hour instructor-led Zoom sessions and 1 x self-guided eLearning component (5-7 hours)

May 16 & 17, 2022

9:00am-12:00pm

Online Course Review

Dave and Maureen were great presenters and communicators of the course content. They demonstrated profound knowledge of mental health issues and have worked with people living with mental illness for a very long time.

- Michael

Face-to-Face Course Review

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

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

- Zora

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the online format?

This course is made up of two components: 1) a self-guided online learning module (5-7 hours in length) and 2) an instructor-led module via video conference (x2 sessions, 3 hours each). 

What is the Face-to-Face format?

Face-to-Face Courses take place on consecutive days at 11 Stubbs St, Kensington VIC. Both days run from 9:30am-4:30pm.

Who can attend?

The course is available to any Australian resident over the age of 18.

How long will my MHFA Accreditation be valid?

To keep your MHFA accreditation, you must take an MHFA refresher course every 3 years.

Why choose Out Doors Inc?

With over 30 years of experience in the mental-health field, we understand the challenges associated with mental health. Our trainers are all experienced, accredited MHFA Instructors.

I have never used Zoom before, do I need to install anything or have a special device?

No. There is no need to download any software. We will send you a link that is accessible on desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. All your device needs is a microphone and camera. We can help you get started if you have any worries.

Can I ask the Instructors questions throughout the course?

Yes. All of our instructors are personable, friendly, knowledgable, and approachable. We make sure the course is engaging and encourage questions.

Do I have to undertake the eLearning component myself online before the instructor-led sessions?

Yes. The eLearning component takes between 5-7 hours and can be completed in as many sessions as you need. We always recommend people to split the eLearning component into a few sessions so you can retain as much information as possible.

Is the eLearning component content the same or similar to the existing face to face standard MHFA Course?

Yes. The online course covers the same content as the face-to-face course but has been developed to be more flexible and accessible for modern-day life.

Will I receive an official Mental Health First Aid Manual and how is this arranged?

Yes, we will send you the official MHFA manual ahead of time in the mail.

Is this a group therapy session?

No. This is an educational course, not a therapy or support group.

Will I become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider?

This course is available in an onsite format for group bookings. We can visit your site or you can come to our training location. This option is popular with workplaces. You can make an enquiry via the contact form below.

Do you offer group bookings?

There is no final examination for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation by successfully completing a short exam following the course.

Group Bookings Available

This course is available in an onsite format for group bookings. We can visit your site or you can come to our training location.






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