Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Courses


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis.  Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. 


Mental Health First Aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.

 
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Core Courses

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

 

To bring MHFA to more people during COVID-19 pandemic, Girraway Ganyi also offers many of the Core MHFA Courses 100% Online in a Blended format.

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Standard Mental Health First Aid

Course for adults assisting other adults

12 Hours

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Course for adults assisting young people.

14 Hours

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA

Course for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person.

14 Hours

Teen Mental Health First Aid
Year 7–9 / 10–12

3 classroom-based sessions for adolescents assisting their peers.

3 Sessions

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Youth Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA

Course with flexible delivery options to learn how to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people.

2 to 2.5 Days

Older Person MHFA

Course for adults assisting a person aged over 65.

12 Hours

 
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Refresher Courses

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

 
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Standard Refresher Mental Health First Aid

4.5 Hours

This face-to-face course allows participants who have previously completed a Standard MHFA course to refresh their knowledge and skills, and offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Youth Refresher Mental Health First Aid

4.5 Hours

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learnt during the 14 hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course and provides an opportunity to undertake the 3 year accreditation process.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Refresher Mental Health First Aid

4.5 Hours

This 4.5 hour course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the skills learnt during the 14 hour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Course.

 
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Specialised Courses

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

 
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Conversations about Suicide

4 Hours

Course for adults assisting someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Conversations about Non-Suicidal Self Injury

4 Hours

Course for adults assisting someone engaging in self-injury.

Conversations about Gambling

4 Hours

Course for adults assisting someone experiencing gambling problems.

Talking about Suicide - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

5 Hours

Course that teaches people how to support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

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Interview

Talking about Gambling - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

5 Hours

5-hour workshop for adults assisting an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person experiencing gambling problems.

Talking about NSSI - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

5 Hours

Workshop for adults assisting an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person experiencing thought and behaviours of Non-Suicidal Self Injury.

MHFA Engaging Leaders

90 Minutes

A course aimed to provide information to assist leaders in recognising that an employee may be developing a mental health problem.

 
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Workplace & Community
Blended Courses

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

 
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Blended MHFA for the Australian Legal Profession

Flexible delivery options

This course is based on the 14 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course, and adapted for the Australian Legal Profession.

Blended MHFA for Tertiary Students

Flexible delivery options

This course is based on the 14 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course, and adapted for Tertiary students.

Blended MHFA for Pharmacy

Flexible delivery options

This course is based on the 14 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course, and adapted for Pharmacy staff.

Blended MHFA for Insolvency Professionals

Flexible delivery options

This course is based on the 14 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course, and adapted for professionals dealing with insolvency.

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Blended Online MHFA Community Course

Flexible delivery options

The Blended Online MHFA Community  course is alternate delivery pathway for the 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course.

Blended Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community

Flexible delivery options

This 100% online blended format that is equivalent to the 14 hour Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course.

Blended Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MH Yarns

Flexible delivery options

This 100% online blended format course talks about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and provides strategies to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to seek professional help.

Blended MHFA for the Workplace

Flexible delivery options

This course is based on the 14 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course, and adapted for Australian workplaces.

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Blended Youth Mental Health First Aid

Flexible delivery options

An alternative delivery pathway for the Youth MHFA Course. Comprised of self-paced eLearning (3–4 hours), followed by an Instructor-led component (face-to-face or virtual).

Blended Youth Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA

Flexible delivery options

An alternative delivery pathway for the Youth Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander MHFA Course. Comprised of self-paced eLearning (5–7 hours), followed by an Instructor-led component (face-to-face or virtual).

 

Our Accredited MHFA Instructors

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AJ Williams-Tchen

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Kara Eddington

 

MHFA Course Testimonials

 
 
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