Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skills. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about.

At a Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help. Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.

Mental Health First Aid will cover;

  • How to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.
  • The signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults.
  • How to provide initial help.
  • Where and how to get professional help.
  • What sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.
  • How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

Eligibility: You must be over 18 years of age to enrol into this course.

Course Duration: 2 x 6 hour workshops

Cost: $270

All participants who complete the program will receive a Certificate from Mental Health First Aid Australia.

*Weekday and Weekend options available. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone programs when minimum numbers are not met.


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Student Testimonials

“The tutor’s delivery of information was not only informative but relatable to real life situations. All student questions were answered thoroughly with opportunity to engage”

“The best instructor I’ve had. So easy to understand and very calming person. I also loved that he is real and has lived through the experiences that he is teaching so we understood and connected on a deeper level.”



Mark Addison

A combination of professional/personal/family experience with mental health issues. Many Years experience in the field as a Youth & Family Worker and Manager youth, family, disabilities and Mental Health Services. 25 years experience in front line management in the human service sector.


Nicole Dawson

Nicole is a proud Kamilaroi woman, Registered Nurse and Director of Applied Mind. With over 30 years of nursing and management experience in the health and people environments of general, aged and emergency nursing.


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Upcoming Workshops

Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
7 & 8 August 2021 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Essential Skills Training and Recruitment 8 $270.00
7 & 8 September 2021 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Warabrook Community Centre 10 $270.00
11 & 12 September 2021 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Essential Skills Training and Recruitment 14 $270.00
16 & 17 October 2021 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Essential Skills Training and Recruitment 13 $270.00
23 & 24 November 2021 09:30 am - 03:30 pm Warabrook Community Centre 12 $270.00