Mental Health First Aid TM (MHFA) has spread rapidly within Australia and has been adapted in a number of other countries. The creators of MHFA, Betty Kitchener OAM and Professor Tony Jorm, have been generous in sharing the program overseas, and rigorous evaluation of the program has also helped with its international uptake.
To date, 20 other countries have adapted the MHFA Australia program for their own settings. Read about these programs here.
See this article for more information on the program uptake around the world:
Kitchener, B.A. & Jorm, A.F. Mental health first aid: An international programme for early intervention. Early Intervention in Psychiatry 2008, 2:55-61 (PDF)
If you would like to adapt MHFA for your own country, read about the procedures involved here.
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