The Wellbeing Affect provides flexible training opportunities across all Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing programs.

Workplace Mental Health First Aid

Workplace Mental Health First Aid focuses on creating mentally healthy workplaces by providing employees with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to step forward and have supportive conversations with people they are concerned about.

Designed for increased flexibility, our Workplace Mental Health First Aid training is delivered in a blended mode: a combination of eLearning (online) and an instructor-led session (face-to-face or online options available)

Course participants first complete the interactive, self-paced eLearning component where they will learn about the signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

The follow-on instructor-led sessions, allow participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific workplace scenarios.

These sessions will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

At the completion of the course, all participants will have the opportunity to attain a three-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA Australia.

Mental Health First Aid:
Engaging Leaders Training

Positive mental health conversations and actions by leaders in the workplace are vital to the wellbeing of staff and the company as a whole. Our Engaging Leaders workshop helps Managers, leaders and decision-makers understand the benefits that MHFA can offer in helping to create mentally healthy workplaces.

Our 90-minute session contains information about how leaders can support their employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem and provides them with the tools, knowledge, and understanding of what is needed in a mentally healthy workplace. It will provide a space to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing mental health problems.

  • An understanding of mental health problems in the workplace
  • How to support employees who may be experiencing a mental health problem
  • How to recognize the signs in an employee who may be developing a mental health problem
  • How Mental Health First Aid can help in the workplace.

Please note: This course does not lead to a Mental Health First Aid accreditation.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course has been designed for adults who work, live and/or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders, and youth workers.

Course participants will learn how to support and assist a young person 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.

Evidence tells us that a young person is more likely to seek help if it is suggested by someone that they know and trust and by participating in one of our courses, you can make a difference in the lives of young people

This course is delivered by either:

1.  Blended delivery:

  • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component
  • Component 2 – either 3 x 2.5-hour virtual sessions, or a one-day, face-to-face training

2. Face-To-Face Delivery:

  • Training over a total of 2 days (14 hours)

At the completion of the course, all participants will have the opportunity to attain a three-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA Australia.

Standard & Community
Mental Health First Aid:

The Standard and Community Mental Health First Aid course upskills adults to assist other adults 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.

Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This course is delivered by either:

1.  Blended delivery:

  • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component
  •  Component 2 – 2 x 2.5-hour virtual sessions

2. Face-To-Face Delivery:

  • Training over a total of 2 days (12 hours)

At the completion of the course, all participants will have the opportunity to attain a three-year accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider with MHFA Australia

Teen Mental Health First Aid:

The Teen Mental Health First Aid course provides students with the opportunity to learn how to provide mental health first aid to their friends. It has been developed for High School students in Years 7-9 and Years 10-12 but is also suitable for other groups of teens, such as those in sports clubs, juvenile justice settings, Scouts, and Guides.

This course teaches young people to recognise when a friend is experiencing major changes in their thinking, feeling, and behaviour, and when these changes may indicate the presence of a mental health problem. Furthermore, the course upskills young people on how to support their friends with mental health problems or those in crisis situations using the Teen MHFA Action Plan.

The program is taught face-to-face over 3 x 75-minute sessions on non-consecutive days, and only in settings where the present adults have also received Youth Mental Health First Aid training.

Teens successfully completing all 3 sessions will have the opportunity to become an Accredited Teen Mental Health First Aider.

Tertiary Mental Health First Aid:

The Tertiary Mental Health First Aid training is designed for tertiary students who are wanting to learn how to assist and support a fellow student who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.

The course covers signs and symptoms of common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what constitutes effective help and how to provide mental health first aid in a crisis situation through the use of a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is delivered by either:

1.  Blended delivery:

  • Component 1 – A self-paced eLearning component
  • Component 2 – 2 x 2.5-hour virtual session

Refresher Mental Health First Aid Training

Refresher courses can be delivered face-to-face or online via video conferencing and run over a 4-hour period. These sessions are available for people who have previously completed Mental Health First Aid training, to refresh their knowledge, skills, and confidence in supporting those around them. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Refresher - Standard
Mental Health First Aid:

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Standard, Community or Workplace Mental Health First Aid training. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.

Refresher - Youth Refresher
Mental Health First Aid:

This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh the knowledge and skills learned during the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course. You will:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field
  • Learn the 3 key actions for helping someone feeling suicidal
  • Work through complex mental health first aid interactions
  • Practice mental health first aid skills.