Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid

This Mental Health First Aid course is suitable for all workplace and community contexts and is particularly recommended for those working in the human services and health sectors. Participants will gain skills in recognising common mental health problems, develop knowledge of possible causes and learn how to provide initial support to those in need.

You will learn how to assist 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 Mental Health First Aid course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and industry professionals. It is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.

This is a blended course comprising two Zoom classes of 2.5 hours each plus an online component which takes approximately six hours to complete.

This course is run by PD Training Services and is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

MSA Training and Professional Development adheres to the Code of ethics for ACPET members

RTO Number: 21526

Now being run remotely via Zoom! No on-campus attendance required. Zoom meetings are conducted in real-time at the dates and times specified below. Zoom meetings are just like being in the classroom but from the comfort and safety of home. Find out more here.

To keep your certificate current you are required to do a Mental Health First Aid Refresher every 3 years.

This refresher is not yet available at MSATPD.

Paul Hill

Paul is a knowledgeable and passionate trainer with extensive experience and numerous qualifications in Medical Emergencies and Mental Health. Paul’s industry experience, which includes developing and facilitating state wide nationally recognised training to working with clients to create emergency management plans, ensures he provides his students with the most relevant and up to date training.

Peter Hamilton

Peter has been training for over 20 years within a number of Medical Emergency courses. Prior to his extensive training experience, he worked as an Ambulance Officer in which he was able to gain valuable knowledge which led him on his path to become an IPS Ambulance Training Manager.

Peter brings a vast knowledge of the ins and outs of medical emergencies, preparing for emergency situations and much more.

Computer, Smartphone or Tablet with camera and microphone. Notepad and pen. Online component must be completed prior to Zoom classroom session.

2 x 2.5 hour session (Zoom) + 6 hours (self-paced online)

Find out more about using Zoom here.


To ensure your certificate in Mental Health First Aid remains current you are required to do a refresher course every 3 years.

Class Schedule

Course CodeDayStart DateEnd DateTimeLocation
231MHFAWEZWedJun 7thJun 14th9:00am - 11:30amZoom
232MHFAWAZTueJul 18thJul 25th9:00am - 11:30amZoom

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

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Full Fee $240.00