MHFA Standard Course


Delivered over 2 days, which can be:

  • 2 consecutive days;
  • 2 days one week apart; or
  • four 3 hour sessions.

The class-room style course is designed for up to 15 people.


The course is aimed towards anyone who wishes to:

  • provide help to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis;
  • learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • understand how to access help;
  • understand what sort of help has been shown to be effective;
  • help improve mental health literacy within the general population; or
  • help reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Attendees receive a certificate of completion after responding to a feedback survey.  All participants need to register with an email address to receive the feedback survey and certificate of completion.

People who wish to become accredited Mental Health First Aiders may complete an on-line assessment shortly after the course.  On passing the assessment, they receive a Certificate of Accrediation for 3 years.  This can be subsequently maintained by attending a shorter Refresher course.