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.
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.