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Mental Health First Aid (Standard)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training provides participants with the skills to recognise a mental health crisis, respond appropriately and support the individual in recovery by applying what has been shown by research to be effective.

This 12-hour Mental Health First Aid Training teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Participants will be educated on the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, together with how, what, when and where to administer first aid in a developing crisis.

The training uses evidence-based research and addresses possible crises arising from these mental health problems with a practical first-aid response. 

Developing mental health problems covered

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use disorder

Mental health crises covered

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours 


MHFA Training has been well evaluated in workplace and community settings. The evaluations found the training to be effective in:

  • Improving mental health awareness and literacy
  • Reducing stigma
  • Implementing early intervention


The training consists of (pre-course) four online self-paced learning modules, approximately 6-8 hours, followed by a 4-hour face-to-face group training. 

Participants will receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.

mental health first aid accredited

RRP $330

$140 (GST inc.) for Sport SA Members
(GST inc.) for Non-Members