Standard Mental Health First Aid

Empowered Lives offers Mental Health First Aid
Australia’s Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

The Standard Mental Health First Aid will give you the skills and confidence to support a friend, family member or colleague. You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Upcoming Courses

March 23 & 24 Melbourne

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April 16 & 17 Sydney

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April 20 & 21 Melbourne

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May 25 & 26 Melbourne

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Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Complete the free post-course eAssessment and become an accredited MHFAider (valid for 3 years). It can be used to meet some industry CPD, university requirements, and workplace mental health programs.

Flexibly Delivered to Meet Your Needs

It is a 12 hour course. Flexibly delivered over two days, or four 3-hour sessions. Empowered Lives runs Weekday, weekends, and weeknight sessions

Designed By Experts

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Backed By Evidence

Research has shown that training in Mental Health First Aid results in better knowledge, attitudes and decreases the stigma around mental illness.

Mental Health Problems Covered

Depression & Anxiety

Substance Use Problems


Mental Health Crisis Situations Covered

Panic Attacks

Traumatic Events

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Severe Effects of Drug & Alcohol Use

Severe Psychotic States

Substance Use

Problems Aggressive Behaviour

Make a difference to someone that is living with mental illness.

By Completing Mental Health First Aid Training You Will:

Increase your knowledge of mental health issues.

Understand how mental ill-health impacts people's physical health, relationships, work or study.

Learn how to identify signs of mental ill-health.

Know where to find resources and services.

Be able to encourage people to seek professional help early.

Help challenge the stigma associated with mental illness.

Have more confidence to help in mental health crisis.

Make a difference to someone that is living with a mental illness.

Standard Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised course and is accredited worldwide by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Empowered Lives runs Standard Mental Health First Aid in a variety of locations, on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. The course cost includes the 12-hour course, manual, and refreshments.

For more information about Mental Health First Aid Australia visit their website.

I highly recommend the Mental Health First Aid course, as it made a perfect addition to my Certificate IV in Mental Health which I completed a few months earlier.
MHFA course helped me further by developing my skills and learning guidelines that covered a number of mental health problems and crises that I will be able to practically implement though out my life and future career in the industry.
I assure you won’t ever regret being better equipped with the tools to help people with mental health problems.


The course itself is vital and I think every workplace ought to have people trained in mental health first aid. Even as someone working in mental health, I learnt a lot of valuable skills and can already see a wide variety of situations in which these skills will be immensely valuable.

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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis - please call NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, or Lifeline Telephone 24-Hour Crisis Support on  13 11 14 

For emergencies call 000 or visit your nearest hospital

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