Mental Health First Aid (Blended Delivery)

Learn basic first aid skills to support mental health.


With approximately 20% of Australian adults experiencing a common mental illness each year, the  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course helps participants to develop the skills to support a friend, family member, or colleague who may be struggling with mental health challenges. Equipped with mental health first aid skills, participants will be able to assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and ultimately make a real difference to their home life, community, or workplace.

This course has been funded by ClubGRANTS.

Course Delivery

Course Component 1 - A self-paced eLearning component (takes 5-7 hours to complete)

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component, which teaches them about mental health problems, mental health crises, and skills to offer initial help to an adult developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Course Component 2 - An Instructor-led component (2 sessions of 2.5 hours each)

Instructor-led sessions will be delivered as an online workshop via Zoom, providing the opportunity for participants to revise and consolidate knowledge in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific scenarios. 


For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.