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Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace - Combination of online and classroom training

The Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training. The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult.

Course participants must first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. This portion of the course is delivered by Mental Health First Aid Australiaand will need to be purchased separately at a cost of $150 plus postage (this makes up part of the overall $280 cost of the course advertised in the brochure). You can book the eLearning component of Blended MHFA in the Workplace ESW07 here.

Course Content

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Aggressive behaviours

Mental health crises covered:

  • 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.

Once the e-learning is completed, the face-to-face component is delivered. In this face-to-face training the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

This course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On completion of the interactive self-paced eLearning and classroom based components of the course, participants are eligible, at no additional cost, to complete a short 20 question online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years, from Mental Health First Aid Australia. Accredited Mental Health First Aiders are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace.

To book the 4 hour face-to-face portion of the course ($110), please select an appropriate class below. Please note that you can only attend the face-to-face course once you have completed the eLearning prerequisite (as mentioned above).

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113