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Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is delivered in collaboration with our expert trainer/facilitator who is a Licensed Instructor by Mental Health First Aid Australia, for both the Standard MHFA course, as well as this Youth MHFA course.


Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is delivered in collaboration with our expert trainer and facilitator who is a Licensed Instructor for Mental Health First Aid Australia.


Our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is delivered in collaboration with our expert trainer and facilitator who is a Licensed Instructor for Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Mental Health First Aid – Course Information

This course provides an insight into recognising and dealing with a range of mental health issues that may present in the workplace or at home, equipping you with a better understanding as well as the knowledge to assist in a crisis and provide initial support. MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illness, treatments available and appropriate first response strategies in providing first aid and support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

Mental Health topics covered in the course include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis

  • Substance use problems

Mental Health crises covered include:​

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours

  • Non-suicidal self-injury

  • Panic attacks

  • Traumatic events

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use

  • Aggressive behaviours

Next intakes:

  • 16/07/24 (Tuesday) – Mental Health Awareness Workshop – Half Day – 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • 23/07/24 (Tuesday) – Practical session for blended MHFA course – 1:00pm – 5:30pm  (Training Venue ET)*
  • 30/07/24 (Tuesday) – Refresher Mental Health First Aid – 1:00pm – 5:30pm (Training Venue ET).

*Practical Workshop Date.
Participants can access e-learning content 1 to 3 weeks before the practical workshop.

Blended Course Booking

Delivery Information

Training Location

Unit 2, Wellington Fair, 40 Lord Street East Perth WA 6004

Onsite Delivery

We can come to you! Delivery is available at approved sites within the Perth metropolitan area and in some regional areas throughout WA.
Contact us to discuss workplace training requirements and availability.

Delivery Method

This is a 2-day course delivered face-to-face over a total of 12 hours. Additional delivery modes are available to suit your needs including shorter sessions over a 4-day period or blended delivery options with an online theory component.

Course Duration & Structure

The ideal delivery for this program is face-to-face, and is a 12-hour course which is usually delivered over a 2-day training package (6 hours per day), or can be broken down into 4 separate modules of 3 hours each (delivered over 4 separate days). There are also blended delivery options available for this course that includes an extensive online component followed by a face-to-face practical session.

Course Entry Requirements

Essential Training has identified that clients will need to meet the following entry requirements prior to course commencement:

  • be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of enrolment.
  • have suitable English language proficiency and Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) skills at least to the level of Year 10 or equivalent.

Course Outcomes and Certification:

On successful completion of this course, candidates will receive a certificate of completion in addition to the knowledge and skills gained.

There is no formal assessment required to complete the training course, however, candidates may wish to extend their certification by becoming an *Accredited Mental Health First Aider by completing an online assessment (which takes approximately 15-20 minutes) after course completion to become accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

*After attending the full training course, delivered by an accredited Mental Health First Aid® Australia (MHFA™) Instructor, participants have the option to complete the MHFAider accreditation assessment.

The assessment is completed online. If the participant passes the assessment, they will receive a digital certificate and will become recognised as an accredited MHFAider™.

The accreditation lasts for 3 years, after which a refresher course may be completed to maintain currency.


The course itself does not have a formal assessment component, however, role-plays, scenarios and group discussions will be observed by the instructor. Formal assessment will be conducted online for those wishing to pursue recognition to become an industry accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Course Fees

Please fill out the form below to view our pricing options, as we have group booking discounts available and ongoing promotions for this valuable training.

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    For Group Bookings (at your workplace) please complete the Group Booking form with your requested dates. For individuals wishing to book this training click Individual Booking.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

    Essential Training does not provide RPL or Credit Transfers for this course, however, candidates seeking to update their existing knowledge (who have previously completed the full course) may complete a refresher course. 

    For further information on refresher course options, please contact us via email at :

    More Information

    Please download the course information flyer for further details or contact our friendly staff for further assistance with course details or course bookings:

    Please ensure you have read and understood the Course Information provided, as well as viewed our Terms and Conditions of Enrolment, and read our Learner Handbook prior to course booking/enrolment.