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Youth Mental Health First Aid Refresher course.


This refresher course is a 4-hour face-to-face course that allows people who have previously completed the 14 hours Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) course to refresh their knowledge and skills.


For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the Refresher course offers an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years if completed between 6 months prior to the YMHFA expiry date and 3 months after the expiry date.


Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). 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 evidence-based training courses authorised by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.


St John Queensland offers MHFA Courses as authorised by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.


Book your course in a location convenient to you by selecting the region in the calendar below.


If you are an employer or organisation who would like a dedicated on-site course, please call 1300 ST JOHN (785 646) for a no obligation discussion on how we can help you with an On-site Group course.

Course Details


Course Duration

4 hours


  • 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


Mental Health N/A


Evidence of completing a 2 day (14 hour) YMHFA course prior to attending a Refresher course is mandatory.


You have between 6 months prior to the YMHFA expiry date and 3 months after the expiry date to complete this Refresher course.


Please provide a copy of your YMHFA certificate prior to attending the Refresher course by emailing it to:


Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an educational course to learn how to give mental health first aid to others.

Training Materials Provided

Course participants receive a copy of the latest edition of the Youth MHFA Manual

Recommended recertification period

Mental Health First Aid Australia recommends that you renew your skills and knowledge every three years.

Recommended Product/First Aid kits


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