This Australian initiated and owned program is internationally recognised and valued program in more than 20 other countries. It has been recognised and promoted by Ex-US  President Obama and by Australian Ex-PM Gillard.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), is FANTASTIC. It  is conducted as a 14 hour Nationally and Internationally acclaimed training workshop which may only be facilitated by an accredited MHFA trainer. MHFA was designed in Australia to reduce stigma and increase mental health literacy amongst Australians. It empowers individuals who do not have mental health training to recognize and intervene earlier to improve outcomes for people with mental illness or for those developing a mental health problem. It is an internationally valued and multi-award winning course which has been replicated in many countries.

Standard MHFA is commonly and most effectively taught over two full (consecutive or non-consecutive) days. Due to its licensing agreement it can not be shortened. There is however a 'Blended' version of Standard Mental Health First Aid that allows participants to complete half the training online before attending a 5 hour face to face session. This suits some organisations who feel unable to take staff off-line for two whole days.

After 3 years following accreditation as an Mental Health First Aider, individuals may undertake an MHFA 5 hour 'refresher course. Ask us how.


Mental Health First Aid is aimed at individuals  who do not have mental health training and who wish to be able to offer a first aid  response to a person who has or is developing, mental illness or a mental health crisis. This workshop is the Standard (adults) Mental Health First Aid presentation.

Participant will explore first aid responses to’

  • the person who is becoming anxious or having a panic attack

  • the person who is becoming depressed, Self-Harming or Suicidal

  • the person with psychosis eg. Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder

  • the person with substance misuse-related problems

  • the person who is upset and agitated



Andy Kelly is an accredited and Principal Master Level Mental Health First Aid trainer who brings the subject to life with illustrating anecdotes and lessons from his extensive clinical and training experience.

Previous attendees have included: volunteers, engineers, nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, miners, welders, Lawyers, Safety Reps, clergy, academics, care workers, aged care workers, community workers, library staff, council workers, teachers, parents, siblings, grandparents, sports club officials, sports coaches, adult educators and other interested individuals.

FACE TO FACE can present a workshop at your site for your staff or at another venue if more suitable. Workshops for individuals to book into are available (a minimum of 10 participants is required in order to run this workshop for individuals). The date and venue of these workshops can be obtained by contacting us here

See what others have said about Mental Health First Aid training here

See what others have said about training with Andy Kelly here


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  • VENUE REQUIREMENTS: Large room to accommodate 4 tables of 5 plus a table and 1 chair for the trainer/facilitator, access to power, screen or wall to show data projection, space for breakout role play, white board

  • Online MHFA Certificates awarded to participants who attend the entire 14 hours of training

  • On-Line option for choosing Accreditation as Mental Health First Aider

  • Each participant receives the latest MHFA Manual and other resources




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