Mental Health First Aid

MHFA is an evidence-based course that will teach you the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, and how to provide first aid in a crisis.


One in five Australians aged 16-84 experience the symptoms of mental illness every year.

We are working towards a world where everyone has the first aid skills to support people with mental health problems.

MHFA will teach you the skills of how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid manual to keep as a recourse and a Certificate of Completion.

*Please be aware this is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group.


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.