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.

How to enrol in a Charles Sturt MHFA workshop

The Blended online Tertiary MHFA course includes two components.

The first component comprises eLearning which is to be completed online via registration to MHFA Australia. CSU provides you with all of the information when you book, so there is no need to contact MHFA Australia for eLearning.

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 Instructor.

The cost of the eLearning and MHFA Manual that will be posted directly to you, is $80 (this will change to $90 as of July 2023). 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 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 and we will provide you with direct contacts to our external instructors. However, external instructors have their own pricing structure.

See dates and register for the Blended Online Tertiary MHFA workshop

Once your payment has been received through Humanitix, you will be contacted by one of our staff and issued with instructions on how to enrol with MHFA and workshop instructions.

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