MHFA IN ACTION

MHFA™ in Action allows us to acknowledge and showcase how Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA™) training is being embedded in workplaces, schools and universities, local governments and community settings right across the country.

Take a look at our current MHFA in Action case studies and learn more about the innovative ideas and ways that workplaces and communities are using MHFA training to create a culture of care and support where everyone is encouraged to talk more openly about mental health.

TOLL GROUP

Toll Group, one of Australia’s largest transport and logistics companies, recognised that for staff to be safe and supported they must take into account physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, and provide accessible supports at work.

Read about their experience with implementing Mental Health First Aid within their workforce.

HAWTHORN AMATEUR FOOTBALL CLUB

Hawthorn Amateur Football Club’s Wings Program, which was established in 2010 to ensure players, families, friends and volunteers had access to appropriate mental health support and services. 

Learn more about the Hawthorn Amateur Football Club’s Wings Program in our in-depth case study.

GLENELG SHIRE

Congratulations to Glenelg Shire on becoming the first community to be recognised as a Mental Health First Aid Champion Community. 

ST AUGUSTINE COLLEGE

St Augustine’s is a Catholic secondary school with over 100 employees. 6 years ago they introduced Mental Health First Aid training to school leaders. Since then the school has trained more than 70% of their staff, and become accredited as a Gold MHFA Skilled Workplace.

LIVE4LIFE

Live4Life partners with local communities to improve the mental health of rural communities – with a particular focus on empowering and supporting young people through Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Australia training.

VICTOR HARBOR

With a commitment to Workplace Health and Safety, the City of Victor Harbor realised that much of their focus had previously been on physical well-being and safety. It was time to recognise the vital role of mental health for everyone in their community.

FERNWOOD FITNESS

When Fernwood Women’s Health and Fitness Club decided to introduce a new wellness program (Empower), to support the holistic health and wellbeing needs of members, they knew they needed a practical understanding of mental health issues.

THE COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY (CFA)

Australia is home to ruggedly beautiful bush landscapes and a diverse population of regional and rural communities.

Unfortunately, our harsh climates and natural environment can lead to bushfires and community crises.

UNIVERSITY OF WA

When UWA Health Promotion Unit Manager, Tricia Wylde, was developing the program for students, she was looking for an educational program that would raise awareness of common mental health issues and highlight on-campus support services that were available to assist students.

OBE ORGANIC

OBE Organic is Australia’s first organic beef exporter. Formed in the mid-1990s by a group of visionary cattle farmers, the group had the foresight to recognise the unique value they held in running family-owned cattle properties untouched by intensive agriculture and harmful chemicals. 

RICHMOND INSTITUTE

As a nation, we love our sport. But it is no surprise that high performance, high profile environments such as elite sport, can result in pressures that impact on mental health.

Learn more about the work of Richmond Institute and their commitment to helping the broader community ‘thrive and win’

LENDLEASE

As one of the longest-running supporters of Mental Health First Aid, Lendlease has addressed the challenge of improving the health and wellbeing of its people head-on. 

THE NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

Modern life throws up many different stresses that can profoundly impact a person’s well-being, happiness, social participation and even long-term life outcomes. Across the country in our workplaces, schools and communities there are people struggling with mental health problems living and working alongside people who may not even be aware that something is wrong.

When you complete a Mental Health First Aid course you gain the skills and confidence to recognise and respond to someone experiencing a mental health problem. Course participants learn how to appropriately support a friend, family member or co-worker, and through improved mental health literacy, people who complete an MHFA course are better equipped to help reduce stigmatising attitudes and behaviours that often prevent people from seeking the help and support they need.

By creating a network of people trained in Mental Health First Aid the positive impact on our communities can be profound.

YOU’LL BE IN GOOD COMPANY

Below are some of the organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to mentally healthy workplaces and communities by implementing MHFA training. 

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