Mental health first aid (MHFA) training

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Monash offers a two day MHFA training workshop to equip you with resources to help someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until professional help is available.  This workshop helps participants learn how to;

  • Help people in the early stages of mental health problems
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of these problems
  • Know where and how to get help
  • Understand what types of help are effective

The Mental Health First Aid ambassadors play an important role in the University's mental health strategy, and upon completion of the workshop you will be invited to become one. 

Note: Although it is important to have MHFA ambassadors representing faculties and divisions, taking up the role of MHFA ambassador is not compulsory.

Who can attend?

All staff and students are encouraged to attend.

Individual registrations

Monash staff: see the Staff Development portal for available dates and bookings

Monash students: please register your interest via the google form.  Courses will be scheduled when we have collected sufficient numbers.  This course will be provided for FREE for students.  

Medical and Nursing students: Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a tailored Mental Health First Aid Course for medical and nursing students which will be funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) until June 2016.  

Monash is working with an external counsellor to provide these for FREE courses. You must be a medical or nursing student to be eligible to participate

Group registrations (staff and students)

If you have a minimum of 15 participates and room to host the training we are happy to come to you.

Please email to register your group

More information

List of mental health first aid ambassadors

Role of a mental health first aid ambassador

Mental health first aid resources