Mental Health First Aid (course)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses teach people simple, practical first aid skills for helping a family member, friend, or co-worker who is experiencing mental health problems.

What you will learn

MHFA courses will teach you how to listen and respond to someone with a mental health problem, even if they are experiencing a crisis.

You'll learn how to help someone access:

  • self-help books or websites
  • support through their GP, their school, faculty or place of work
  • online self-referral
  • support groups

MFHA courses actively reduce stigma in your community, by providing students resources to respond appropriately to myths and misunderstandings about mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid courses are offered at Charles Sturt University as blended online learning modules with MHFA Australia.

Course Options

We run two variations of the MHFA course. Both of the 2.5 hour Community and Tertiary workshops meet the criteria for work placement requirements. At times we will also offer a MHFA Refresher course for those wanting to maintain their 3 year accreditation.

How to enrol in a Charles Sturt MHFA workshop

The Blended online Tertiary and Community MHFA courses include two components. The first component comprises eLearning which is to be completed online via registration to MHFA Australia. The second component involves attendance at two 2.5 hour workshops presented online via zoom with one of our Charles Sturt staff, trained as a Mental Health First Aid Facilitator.

Both courses meet requirements for Workplace Learning at Charles Sturt.

To book into a workshop, go to the Charles Sturt workshops and events page and select 'Health & Wellbeing' to refine your search. If our workshops are fully booked, please email mhfa@csu.edu.au and we will provide you with direct contacts to our external facilitators. However, there may be a different pricing structure.

Blended Online Tertiary MHFA

The cost of the eLearning component for the Blended Online Tertiary MHFA workshop is $80.

This is the preferred workshop for students to meet their Workplace learning needs, due to its cost effectiveness and unique content for Tertiary students.

To register for the Blended Online Tertiary MHFA workshop, select your workshop date options here. Once your payment has been received through Eventbrite, you will be contacted by one of our staff and issued with instructions on how to enrol on the MHFA website. They will organise for your MHFA manual to be mailed directly to you and you'll also be provided with a voucher code to use when you commence your eLearning.

It is mandatory to complete an eLearning component prior to attending online workshops. This eLearning component includes 6 modules which take approximately 5 hours to complete online.

Blended Online Community MHFA

The Cost of the eLearning component of the Blended Online Community MHFA workshop is $110.

To register for the Blended Online Community MHFA workshop, select your workshop date options here. Once your payment has been received through Eventbrite, you will be contacted by one of our staff and issued with instructions on how to enrol on the MHFA website. They will organise for your MHFA manual to be mailed directly to you and you'll also be provided with a voucher code to use when you commence your eLearning.

It is mandatory to complete an eLearning component prior to attending online workshops. This eLearning component includes 5 modules which take approximately 5 hours to complete online.

Staff at Charles Sturt University must enrol in the Blended Online Community MHFA workshop.

MHFA workshops for staff can be arranged by emailing mhfa@csu.edu.au

If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at mhfa@csu.edu.au

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