Mental Health First Aid Course


Mental Health First Aid with iTrain Australia will teach you how to assist adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Take a Mental Health First Aid Course

Equip yourself with the skills to support those facing mental health challenges. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches you how to provide initial assistance to adults experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. This evidence-based program empowers you to:

  • Recognise the signs: Learn to identify common warning signs of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more.
  • Respond with confidence: Gain the tools to approach someone in distress calmly and effectively.
  • Offer initial support: Understand how to provide effective first aid until professional help arrives.
  • Reduce stigma: Become an advocate for mental health awareness and understanding.

What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

Mental Health First Aid is a training program that provides you with the skills to:

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
  • Respond calmly and effectively to someone in distress.
  • Provide initial support until appropriate professional help arrives.
  • Reduce stigma surrounding mental health.

Why is Mental Health First Aid important?

Mental health challenges are common, affecting millions of people worldwide. By learning MHFA, you can:

  • Help someone in need during a difficult time.
  • Offer support to friends, family, or colleagues.
  • Create a more understanding and supportive environment.
  • Promote mental well-being in your community.

Mental health problems covered in the MHFA:

There are a range of mental health conditions covered in the Mental Health First Aid training course, here are a few that are covered:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered in the MHFA:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

This is a 12-hour course typically delivered over 2-days.

Why Choose iTrain Australia for Mental Health First Aid?

Choosing to complete your Mental Health First Aid course with iTrain Australia means learning from a qualified provisional psychotherapist, Matt Gray. With years of experience, Matt adds a layer of expertise to the Mental Health First Aid course not found anywhere else.

This evidence-based mental health training is taught with care and compassion by Matt, ensuring that all participants feel comfortable and supported throughout. iTrain Australia also offers Mental Health First Aid Refresher courses, meaning you can retrain with Matt as well!

Start Your MHFA Course

By learning MHFA, you can make a real difference in the lives of others. Contact us today to learn more about our MHFA programs and how you can become a mental health first aider.

Remember, you are not alone. We are here to help.

Looking to book in an iTrain Course?

See our range of online courses available now, or contact Matt directly to discuss our customised training options.