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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Why should you or your workplace do Mental Health First Aid?

Learn how to respond! Learn how to prevent!

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1 in 5 people or 4.8 million Australians will experience a mental illness in any one year – it is common and can happen to anyone.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is for everyone, it is an evidence-based course and covers topics of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Alcohol & other drug use
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Aggression
  • Panic attacks
  • Self care

The training can be delivered 

– 2 days face to face (highly recommended)


-partial online and 5 hours in person


-fully online

Become a certified Mental Health First Aider, equipped with the knowledge and confidence to identify, connect with and respond to those facing mental health challenges.

Our training empowers individuals to immediately apply these skills, positively impacting themselves and those around them. This strengthens the wellbeing of the Tasmanian community in personal and professional spheres.

Workplaces can receive valuable de-identified feedback from participants to assess relevance, learning outcomes and gauge the overall value of the program.

Read more below as to why workplaces can have a big impact.


Investing in staff wellbeing is not just a financial move but a strategic one.

Mental illness ranks as the leading cause of sick leave in high-income countries, making proactive support cost-effective in the long run.

Presenteeism poses significant risks and financial burdens for workplaces. Combatting this issue through staff training is a path to both individual and business prosperity.

Mental illness is universal, it can affect anyone and often remains a challenging topic to address openly. Many people experience challenges of stress that if not recognized or managed early can be more harmful.

Consider this:

How many staff do you have? With 1 in 5 individuals experiencing mental illness annually, recognizing and mitigating psychosocial risk is essential.

Are you equipped to support staff facing mental health challenges?

Do you know the right words to say and those to avoid? Are you familiar with professional support avenues?

If a staff member had a physical ailment -Would you support them? Mental health deserves the same consideration!

Do you conduct regular workplace physical first aid? Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) equips individuals with skills at all levels and can create culture change. With these essential skills they can be adapted to colleagues or even a stranger.

Skills must be learned; “you don’t know what you don’t know”

Training can lower absenteeism, aid early detection and accelerate appropriate professional assistance.

MHFA provides knowledge of evidence-based strategies aimed to reduce employee stress. There is emphasis on self-care plans and shared responsibilities between employers and staff.

Individuals affected by mental illness feel more supported and staff gain confidence in offering assistance.

Our training suits all staff levels, offering accreditation and certificates of completion.

Lets discuss options!

Did you know certain professions, like veterinary, construction, farming, emergency services, entertainment, artists, transport, female doctors, and male nurses, face elevated suicide rates? 

Today’s employers carry a growing responsibility in managing workplace psychosocial risks. We can provide you with crucial insights.

Unlock growth potential for your business with one of our options – Mental Health First Aid. Physical first aid keeps staff safer and MHFA can too. Let’s discuss how it can benefit your workplace. If you look after your staff they will look after your business.

The training room at AAT is unique and has comfort at the forefront to assist with the learning process. 

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