Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves (Kitchener & Jorm, 2002). Mental health first aid strategies are taught in training programs developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, a national not-for-profit health promotion charity focused on mental health training and research.
Mental Health First Aid is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Check out the intervention summary here.
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MHFA has a network of over 1000 accredited Instructors delivering MHFA Courses across Australia. MHFA does not centrally coordinate these courses.
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Our 5-5.5 day Instructor Training Courses accredit suitable candidates to become MHFA Instructors who can then deliver courses in their community or workplace. Instructors receive ongoing support from the MHFA team.