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MHFA - Standard Mental Health First Aid Training Courses Brisbane

Mental Illness in Australia

Based on the survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of statistics in 2007, one in five Australian’s aged between 16 to 85, are suffering from some form of mental illness. The common mental illnesses are anxiety disorder, affective or mood disorder, and substance use disorders. Mental illness is very common and impacts on people's lives at different levels of severity.

Mental illness impacts on a person emotions, thinking, behaviour, motivation and interaction with other people. In some occasions people living with mental illness will not be diagnosed. This may also cause loss of home, isolation, deprived physical health, loss of employment, school dropout and stigmatisation. A lack of knowledge and discrimination about mental illness may cause people to avoid getting help early.

We all can expect to have close contact with someone experiencing a mental illness. Standard MHFA training will provide you information on how to assist a family member, colleague, friend with a mental health illness or in a crisis, until appropriate professional support and treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.

Mental Health First Aid

The Standard MHFA course is a evidence based course based on the international MHFA Guidelines. Content of this first aid course is developed and authored by Mental Health First Aid Australia. Mental health professionals, researchers and consumer advocates contributed to this course content. We are delivering this first aid course by an accredited MHFA facilitator in Brisbane CBD and Brendale.

Mental Health First Aid Training Courses

Participants will learn all the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorder, and how to provide initial support to a person who is developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Learners will also learn MHFA action plan on how, what, when and where to administer mental health first aid.

This course is evidence-based and addresses possible crisis circumstancesbased on the mental health problems. And provides learners practical mental health first aid response.

Crisis situations covered are 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.

Benefits of MHFA training

MHFA training participants will gain skills to recognise a mental health crisis, respond and support the individual to their positive health, recovery and return to work including:

  • Awareness of just how common mental health issues are among communities.
  • De-stigmatise mental health illness, increase knowledge and understanding
  • Recognising if a person is going through difficult times due to a mental health problem.
  • Support someone suffering from a mental health crisis or condition when professional assistance and support is not available

Course Duration

This MHFA training course is delivered by an accredited MHFA Instructor and is delivered over a 2-days period (12 hours)

Course Fee*: $295 + GST

Mental Health First Aid Course Locations in Brisbane

We are offering Standard Mental Health First Aid Training courses in 2 different locations, Brisbane City and Brendale.

  • Brisbane CBD: George Williams Hotel Brisbane 317-325 George Street Brisbane Qld 4003
  • Brendale: 6/211 Leitchs Road Brendale QLD 4500

Training Dates:

2020 and 2021  Dates are published on our calendar page.

October 15, 202008:30 AM-04:00 PM295 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD 4870
October 20, 202008:30 AM-04:00 PMArcadian SLSC Strand Clubhouse-The Rock Pool, The Strand, Townsville, 4810
October 28, 202008:30 AM-04:00 PMAurora Training Institute - 49 Annand Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
November 26, 202008:30 AM-05:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane 317-325 George Street Brisbane Qld 4003
December 03, 202008:30 AM-04:00 PMArcadian SLSC Strand Clubhouse-The Rock Pool, The Strand, Townsville, 4810
February 25, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane - 317-325 George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
March 18, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMSLSC Strand Clubhouse - The Rock Pool The Strand
April 14, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane - 317-325 George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
May 06, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMAurora Training Institute - 49 Annand Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
May 20, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMSLSC Strand Clubhouse - The Rock Pool The Strand
June 24, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane - 317-325 George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
August 19, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMAurora Training Institute - 49 Annand Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
August 26, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMSLSC Strand Clubhouse - The Rock Pool The Strand
September 01, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane - 317-325 George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
October 28, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMSLSC Strand Clubhouse - The Rock Pool The Strand
November 03, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMAurora Training Institute - 49 Annand Street Toowoomba QLD 4350
November 17, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMGeorge Williams Hotel Brisbane - 317-325 George Street Brisbane QLD 4003
December 09, 202108:30 AM-04:00 PMSLSC Strand Clubhouse - The Rock Pool The Strand