Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Victoria offers both Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid Refresher courses.

The Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.

This training has a self-paced component followed by two online sessions.



This Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult.



Participants will learn:

  • The signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults
  • How to provide initial help
  • Where and how to get professional help
  • How to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.



Developing mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

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 behaviour


Mental Health First Aid Refresher Courses

Mental Health First Aid offers 4-hour face-to-face refresher courses that allow current Standard MHFAiders to refresh their knowledge and skills and extend their accreditation for another three-year period.

Refresher courses must be completed between the 2.6 and 3.3-year mark.

The content of each refresher course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

There are three different refresher courses available. MHFAiders should do the same type of refresher course as their original 12-14 hour MHFA course to renew their accreditation. MHV is only offering the standard refresher.



Mental Health First Aid:

Mental Health Victoria Member rate $240 (includes 25 per cent discount)

Non-member rate $320


Mental Health First Aid Refresher:

Mental Health Victoria Member rate $240 (includes 25 per cent discount)

Non-member rate $320


All course materials are included.


To register

Visit our registration page for upcoming training


Online training

This training will be delivered online via Zoom. A link along with materials for the course will be emailed to the participants one day prior.


Customised in-house training

Mental Health Victoria can customise any of our training and professional development programs to meet your specific organisational needs, and then deliver online.

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