MHFA-R – Mental Health First Aid Refresher

This course gives people who have previously completed a Mental Health First Aid course the opportunity to refresh their knowledge and skills.

The refresher course teaches people real-life first aid skills for helping family, friends, co-workers or other people dealing with mental health problems.

This course is intended for the public to gain an understanding of a first response approach to assisting an adult experiencing mental health concerns.  The course introduces students to a range of mental health concerns, and through a five-step action plan, students learn how to respond to someone who is experiencing mental health concerns.

Target Audience:

The course is designed for participants who have been accredited as an MHFAider within the last 3 years

Learning Outcomes:

  • On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to complete an online assessment to be further issued a Certificate of Accreditation from Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Learning Methods:

A combination of practical activities, role-play, and interaction with a first aid trainer. There are no formal assessments for this course.

Program Benefits:

  • Learn how to respond to someone experiencing issues with mental health
  • Develop skills to support a friend, family member or coworker
  • Make a difference to your community
  • Improve your knowledge of mental health, supports and appropriate first aid strategies
  • Improve your confidence in providing first aid to a person experiencing a mental health problem
  • Decrease stigmatising attitudes
  • Increase the amount of support available to others around you


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours

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