Mental health first aid

Mental health first aid (MHFA) training is highly recommended for all FedUni staff who interact with students. Studies indicate that university students are four times more likely to be anxious and depressed than their non-studying peers.

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 (e.g., 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. FedUni offers MHFA Courses  as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

MHFA training will supply you with the insight and tools to understand, acknowledge, and provide appropriate referrals to students.

View the most recent staff training dates and how to enrol (pdf, 164kb)
Mental Health First Aid Action Plan. Approach, assess and assist with any crisis. Listen non-judgementally. Give support and information. Encourage appropriate professional help. Encourage other supports.

Image sources: https://mhfa.com.au/