Mental Health Training
for the Workplace
A tailored mental health course developed for the white collar workplace
This mental health training teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs. The mental health first aid skills learnt can be applied to help any adult.
Does your workplace have a mental health first aid officer?
Stress related presenteeism and absenteeism are directly costing Australian employers $10.11 billion a year. 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress. Mental Health First Aid can provide knowledge and skills for your colleagues to pick up the early signs and symptoms of mental illness, offer initial help and encourage workers to seek help early. We believe that every workplace should offer Mental Health First Aid training to their workers, and every worksite should appoint at least the same number of Mental Health First Aid Officers as First Aid Officers.
Mental health training is more accessible than ever before
The 12-hour Standard MHFA Course can already be delivered in workplaces with tailored videos and scenarios. Our aim is to make mental health training more widely-accessible, particularly for workplaces who find it difficult to release their staff to attend 12 hours of training, by offering a blended version of this course.
Course content, benefits and requirements
Developing mental health problems
Developing mental health problems covered
Substance use problems
Mental Health CRISES
Mental health crises covered
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Severe psychotic states
Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
The benefits are numerous
You will learn:
how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees
risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the
Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE
There are a few requirements
There are some basic technological requirements for accessing MHFA eLearning courses. Reliable Internet access with the ability to stream audio video. You may need to check with your IT people to enable streaming audio/video. You will need the latest version of browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, or Safari. Your versions of Java and Flash should also be up to date. This course is not suitable for mobile phones.
Blended learning model
The Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for the White-Collar Workplace is a combination of eLearning plus 3.5-hours of face-to-face teaching
Group enrolments and pricing
Bulk purchase discounts on a sliding scale are available for organisations (Download Pricing.)
Online component via MHFA LMS
5 self-paced modules via our LMS. Approximately 6-8 hours to complete. Save progress and continue anytime
Rich media courseware
Audio, video, case scenarios and short multiple choice quizzes to keep learners engaged
Certificate of completion (PDF download) or certificate of accreditation if online exam taken
Support and knowledge center
Email and telephone technical support plus a comprehensive online FAQ help centre
Access for 365 days
COMPREHENSIVE 140 page manual
The manual is shipped via courier and is required to do the course.
Browser Based LMS
Works in all latest browsers and on most tablet devices.
Flexible & ENGAGING LEARNING
With many types of content and methods to measure learning our course will keep learners interested.
Hear what others think of Mental Health First Aid
Very interactive - no module was the same and the variety of ways to learn (clicking, reading material, answering questions, listening, watching videos) kept me interested throughout.
Every Australian has been touched by mental illness, whether it has affected themselves or someone close to them. I now feel much better equipped to recognise and respond appropriately to mental health issues.
I'll also add that the workplace course is perfect. My clients have been asking for this for such a long time. It also compliments other workplace training such as risk management and resilience building. My training repertoire is now just how I want it.
— Doula Theodosi, MHFA Instructor