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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid training equips adults in the workplace with the skills and confidence to recognise and respond to co-workers and other adults experiencing mental health challenges.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental illness is Australia’s leading cause of sickness, absence, and long-term incapacity at work. Employers increasingly recognise the importance of fostering a culture of care, where employees feel supported and are encouraged to talk openly about mental health.

Workskil Australia is a proud provider of Mental Health First Aid, early intervention training designed to improve the mental health literacy of your team. The training is evidence-based and led by experienced and licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructors.

The training equips participants to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of mental health challenges
  • Provide the skills needed to address mental health
  • Respond in situations where someone may be at risk
  • Reduce stigma around mental health and support individuals

Mental Health First Aid training is a key strategy for lessening the impact of mental health on productivity, and many workplaces use training as the foundation for their mental health strategy.

Participants who complete the course are accredited for three years and receive a certificate for their efforts.

Courses Delivered by Workskil Australia

Workskil Australia currently delivers the following courses:

Standard Mental Health First Aid

Mobilises and empowers adults in the workplace and community by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to those experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as teachers, school support staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers. The course focuses on improving mental health literacy and early intervention.

Blended Online Courses

Online courses include a self-paced eLearning module and an instructor-led component completed via video conferencing. The courses available are:

  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Workplace Course
  • Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Community Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

The training addresses the latest research and teaches staff suitable techniques for supporting those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, aggressive behaviour and substance use.

Workskil Australia limits face-to-face sessions to 22 participants and limits Blended Online courses to 12. This ensures our instructors have adequate time to engage and assess each participant.

The cost for training your team varies depending on your location and whether it’s completed face-to-face or a Blended Online course. Workskil Australia partners may also be eligible for a discount. Complete the enquiry form, and we’ll get back to you with further information.

Face-to-face training sees an instructor address your team in person with the course completed over two consecutive days.

Blended Online courses feature a self-paced learning module and interactive training with an instructor. The online courses are beneficial when a team works remotely or cannot align schedules.

Organisations committed to training a large portion of staff can be recognised by Mental Health First Australia for the Workplace Recognition Program. The benefits of the program can include exclusive access to webinars, digital badges for staff, a digital certificate for your organisation, social media promotion and your logo featured on the Mental Health First Aid Training website.

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace


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