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The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course 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. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Claim CPD Points

Most professionals can claim attendance at a MHFA course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with their industry body.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions see the full list here .

What the Course Covers

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

All MHFA Courses teach how to give the mental health first aid using the MHFA Action Plan ALGEE. More information about ALGEE.

MHFA Manual

A manual is provided to each participant attending this 12-hour MHFA course.

Download review of the standard MHFA manual (83.28 KB)

Who can attend a course?

Any interested adult can attend. Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.


Testimonials“Rae-Anne was very engaging, passionate and knowledgeable. She wasn't just a 'presenter' she had a personal and hands-on knowledge about the topics and actively demonstrates this passion in her personal and professional life. For effectively communicating this content Rae-Anne was exceptional.”“Rae-Anne Holloway was an excellent instructor. She was engaging, covered the content well and was passionate about what she was delivering, which meant that there was a high level of participation by all of those attending. It also meant that a high level of trust was forged within the room, which meant that the participants felt that they could open up and share experiences, which brought to life the content of the course.”

“I really enjoyed listening to Rae-Anne I found her very approachable and a joy to listen to. I would love to attend any Mental Health training that she has to offer in the future. Rae-Anne made myself feel very involved and wanting to hear and learn more. Rae-Anne has made me think that this could definitely be a new line of career I would like to pursue.”

“The instructor has a very engaging personality and she is very knowledgeable of the subject matter. She shared many personal experiences which made the sessions more interesting. She also made the session very interactive and provided materials for us to use. The overall experience is pleasant, informative and enjoyable. She is a fantastic presenter.”

“A fantastic instructor. She made the content interesting and relevant. Her style of teaching is inspirational.”

“I wanted to pack her up and take her home with me! So knowledgeable and such an amazing insight to mental health. She was amazing!”

“Wonderful presenter, it was obvious that Rae-Anne has a passion for the topic and this helped make her an engaging educator.”

“Excellent presenter. Course was delivered at a comfortable pace. Information was comprehensive and supported with clear and memorable examples. I felt inspired to further develop my knowledge and skills in mental health.”

“Rae-Anne is a great instructor who is engaging at all times, clearly has a passion for her subject and experience beyond the content of the course.”

"Outstanding and thought provoking. I found this course extremely informative and believe it will help me, both in my professional and personal life."

"One of the most interesting, informative and valuable courses that I have ever attended."

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