Blended Mental Health First Aid Online

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.


Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skills. Many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about. Designed for increased flexibility, we are delivering this course in a blended mode. This includes a combination of online (eLearning) and an Instructor-led component which will be delivered online via zoom. 

Learn to recognise common mental health problems, how to provide initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, and how to respond in a crisis situation.

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 that teaches them about mental health problems, mental health crises, and skills to offer initial help to an adult developing a mental health problem or in 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 which allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills 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.