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 (eg. 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 authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country.  Robinvale District Health Services offers the Standard MHFA course as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

Learn skills and gain confidence to assist friends, family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems.

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

If you’re interested in attending this course, please use contact details below to enrol. Hurry limited spots available!


TUESDAY 17th JULY 2018 & THURSDAY 19th JULY 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm

THURSDAY 27th September 2018 & THURSDAY 4th October 2018

WEDNESDAY 24th October 2018 & WEDNESDAY 31st October 2018

WEDNESDAY 21st November 2018 & WEDNESDAY 28th November 2018

LOCATION: Conference Room B – Robinvale District Health Services, 128-132 Latje Road, Robinvale

PRICE: $50.00 which includes manual and lunch (Subsidised for local residents)

$100.00 for Local organisations (funding their employees)

$150.00 Full Fee

MHFA INSTRUCTOR(S): Sue Watson, Robinvale District Health Services Community Wellbeing Officer

CONTACT NUMBER: 0350518160 or 0491 216 790

EMAIL: swatson@rdhs.com.au


  • 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course
  • Course topics cover: developing mental health problems, depression, anxiety problems, psychosis and substance use problems, as well as suicide and other mental health crises.
  • Participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA manual
  • Participants are eligible to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.


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