Mental Health First Aid

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.

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.

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.
mental health first aid

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

Course Duration: 2 full day workshops

Cost: $280

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


*We reserve the right to cancel or postpone programs when minimum numbers are not met.

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.

Tess Ryan
Tess is a qualified Social Worker with several years’ experience in the fields of Mental Health, Disability and Out Of Home Care. Tess is a passionate and engaging facilitator who has lived experience of mental health issues.

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Upcoming Workshops

DateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
10 & 11 July 202409:00 am - 04:00 pm17 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook14$280.00
16 & 17 September 202409:00 am - 04:00 pm17 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook18$280.00
28 & 29 November 202409:00 am - 04:00 pm17 Warabrook Boulevard, Warabrook20$280.00
online training

Do you need to brush up on your complex care knowledge? Essential Skills has a range of online topics that have been developed in line with the NDIS skill descriptors and aged care standards.