Mental Health First Aid

Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

This two-day Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches people how to offer initial support to people who are developing a mental health problem, have a worsening mental health condition or are in a mental health crisis. The course provides the skills and strategies needed until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis is resolved. Over the course of two days, you will be empowered with the ability to recognise and respond to the signs of common mental health conditions and the confidence needed to assist a friend, colleague or family member in need.

Accrediting staff with a MHFA certificate is an effective way businesses can reduce their risk under workplace health and safety legislation and reduce workers compensation liability.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries. Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Workshop duration

This is a 12-hour (two-day) course. The delivery format is flexible.

This course is invaluable for workplace peer support and human resources employees.

The SMHFA course teaches individuals how to provide initial support to adults who are developing any of the following mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or mental health crises:

Developing mental health problems

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems.

Mental health crises

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

You will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.


Course participants receive a copy of the SMHFA Manual to keep and are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

We believe that a capped attendance allows us to provide our attendees with the most valuable experience. This creates the best learning setting that allows us to go through relevant case studies and answer any questions you might have. Our goal is to provide the tools and understandings you need to take what you’ve learnt and deliver it in the workplace, and we believe a more personalised and smaller workshop setting best achieves that.

Leadership & Performance Partners is committed to working with you and your business to develop programs that are suited to your needs, people and business environment.

For further information please contact Leadership & Performance Partners by any of the following options:


Phone: Ross Grace 0423 619162 or Mark Maguire 0458 526670

Complete the Contact Form in our ‘Contact’ section and we will respond to your enquiry.

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