Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Standard MHFA Course

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 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

Course Content

Developing mental health problems

• Anxiety problems

• Depression

• Psychosis

• Substance use problems

Mental health crises

• 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

Course Duration

2 Days (7.5 hours each day)

Course Cost

$485 per participant*

*Courses delivered on site may incur further costs

Participants receive a copy of the MHFA manual. Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider