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Mental Health First Aid Australia has developed a wholly online course delivery option for the provision of mental health first aid training. This course complements the usual Standard Mental Health First Aid course and consists of a blend of self-paced eLearning and a ‘face-face’ video conference.


Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.


Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidenced-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA instructors across the country.


This course has been designed with increased flexibility in mind, as it includes a combination of self-paced online eLearning course content and 2 x 2.5 hour ‘face-to-face’ workshops delivered via fully interactive video conference.


Course participants are required to firstly 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.


The follow-on 2 x 2.5hr webinar sessions will be delivered by one of St John Qld’s accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors via videoconferencing and will allow participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge and skills in a group environment, and to apply their skills to specific scenarios.


Please note: The videoconferencing component must be completed within 3 months of completing the initial eLearning component. If you already have an eLearning voucher from Mental Health First Aid Australia, please contact us on 1300 785 646 to book your course.


Call St John Qld on 1300 ST JOHN (785 646) for a no obligation discussion on how we can help you with On-site Group presentations and courses.

Course Details


Course Duration

5 – 7 hours of e-learning + 2 x 2.5hrs delivered via video conference


  • Developing mental health problems
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Psychotic disorders
    • Substance use disorders
  • Mental health crisis situations
    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Aggressive behaviours



Please note this webinar is not a therapy or support group; rather it is an educational session on the common mental illnesses and crises experienced by Australian adults. Participants must have completed the associated eLearning before attending the webinar.

Training Materials Provided

PDF of Standard Manual (a printed copy will be sent to students on request to MHFA Australia)

Recommended recertification period

3 years

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