Mental Health First Aid Training

According to MHFA Australia, every year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a common mental illness. That means that every day, millions of Australians go to work while experiencing a mental health problem; the impact of this is can be enormous, affecting workplace productivity, performance, and employee well-being.

Given that the average Australian worker will spend close to one third of their lives at work, the workplace is an ideal place for early intervention for mental illness.

This is where Mental Health First Aid training can help. Mental health first aid is the help provided to individuals who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.  This kind of first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Our team provides mental health first aid developed in line with evidence-based mental health first aid strategies. Our lead trainer, Dr Tinashe Dune, is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor via Mental Health First Aid Australia.  

The Standard Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA™) course equips adults with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to a friend, family member, co-worker or another adult experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis. Standard Mental Health First Aid training teaches participants how to provide initial support to another adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves using an evidence-based Action Plan.  

As noted by MHFA Australia, more and more workplaces are realising the importance of managing mental health at work, the benefits of improved mental health literacy and creating a culture of care, where all employees feel supported and encouraged to talk openly about mental health. MHFA training has been identified as one of the key strategies to lessen the impact of mental health problems on productivity and many workplaces use MHFA training as the foundation for their mental health strategy.