Explore training that mobilises your tertiary community with the skills and knowledge to support someone experiencing a mental health problem.
ALMOST 2 in 5
Young adults aged 16–24 experience a mental health problem each year.
Australian university students aged 18–25 experience mental health problems each year.
Seventy Five Percent
of all mental health problems emerge before the age of 24.
Why Choose Mental Health First Aid?
Tertiary institutions that prioritise mental health can nurture a compassionate and inclusive community that allows staff and student well-being to flourish.
Mental Health First Aid is a practical skills-based education program that equips staff and students with the skills and confidence needed to recognise and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.
Grounded in research and guided by the voice of lived experience, our courses provide high-quality, safe and proven mental health first aid literacy and skills training to strengthen the support available to all Australians.
Build capacity in your tertiary community
Promoting mental health in tertiary settings is essential for nurturing student well-being, reducing stress and enhancing academic success in an increasingly challenging and competitive environment.
From academic demands to financial and accommodation needs, tertiary students experience a unique range of stressors that can lead to fatigue, stress, burnout and psychological distress.
It is also important to recognise that it is not just students that need support. For many staff in the tertiary sector, the workload and pressures they face can lead to mental ill-health.
Understanding how to talk about mental health and having the confidence and knowledge to help someone in need are important skills that everyone in your campus community can learn.
This is where Mental Health First Aid training can help.
Watch this short video about Mental Health First Aid for your Tertiary Institution
Download our Tertiary Fact Sheet
Learn more about how MHFA training can help build capacity in your tertiary institution.
Find the Training That’s Right for You
Browse our range of core course options available for tertiary institutions:
Explore our range of specialised courses that equip adults with the skills to support someone experiencing a crisis situation, including non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
Choose how to deliver your training
Once you’ve chosen the course that’s right for you, the next step is to choose how to delivery your training. There are several options available:
Book a public course
Individuals or small groups can register to attend a public course. All public courses are listed in our course finder which can be accessed on each course page.
All upcoming core and specialised MHFA public courses are listed in our course finder, which can be accessed on each course page.
Please note Licensed MHFA Instructors set their own course fees, so pricing may vary based on your location and chosen course delivery format.
Visit your preferred course page to take the next step and find a course online or at a location near you.
Organise in-house training
Larger groups can find a Licensed Instructor to deliver private training in-house or at a mutually agreed venue.
Our decentralised model lets you find a Licensed MHFA Instructor with the background and experience to best suit your needs.
You will need to work with your chosen Instructor to finalise the details of your training, including:
Visit your preferred course page to take the next step and organise an Instructor to deliver in-house training.
Become an Instructor
Nominating a staff member to become an Instructor can be a cost-effective and sustainable way to deliver MHFA training on an ongoing basis.
Contact us for support
Our Tertiary Engagement Team is here to support tertiary institutions at every stage of their Mental Health First Aid journey. Contact Us or book a meeting with our team to discuss your training needs.
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