Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to provide Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health Course Sydney

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid Australia (MHFA) Accredited
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Mental Health First Aid Course Sydney Overview

Mental Health First Aid Course will teach you simple, practical first aid skills required to help a family member, a friend, or a colleague experiencing mental health problems. During your training, you will learn how to recognise and respond to symptoms of mental health distress and learn about the professional help and treatments available. Follow the 4 simple steps below to receive your Mental Health First Aid Training and Accreditation! 

Training is available in Sydney CBD or Parramatta!

Become an expert in mental health first aid in Sydney! Enrol today in our mental health course in Sydney if you’re interested in becoming mental health first aider. This face-to-face course is delivered over two days, from 9 am to 4 pm (including a one-hour break). Upon the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. To become an accredited mental health first aider, you must complete an online assessment.

Why Should You Join Mental Health First Aid Training in Sydney?

Are you currently working or volunteering in the mental health sector? Or looking to make a change? Join our mental health first aid course in Sydney today to learn how to recognise mental illness, support recovery and prepare to respond in a mental health emergency. It also helps employers measure their employees' knowledge of mental health disorders. You'll understand mental illness and learn how to respond to a crisis situation. As a mental health first aider, you'll be empowered to support others through difficult times and equip yourself with skills to help yourself when needed. Get professional development so you can feel confident providing first aid in the case of a mental health crisis situation. Take this mental health course online or face-to-face so that you can offer a safety net during an emergency.

Mental Health First Aid Sydney – Contact Us Now!

At Vigil Training College, we deliver face-to-face mental health first aid training in Sydney at our campus. We can also deliver training at a client’s venue upon request. Our mental health first aid course in Sydney covers an overview of MHFA, including an understanding of suicide risk factors, techniques for approaching someone experiencing a mental health crisis, techniques for deescalating a crisis situation, and how to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis without medical training, what behaviours are associated with suicide warning signs and risk factors as well as some basic postvention skills. This course is designed for anyone working or living in an environment where mental health could affect others. Our courses on mental health first aid in Sydney are run by instructors trained and accredited by the MHFA. Call +61 1800 97 97 66 to join now!
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Attend 12 -hours face-to-face training over 2 days
Complete MHFA Australia Assessment (online)
Receive your MHFA Australia Accreditation

Course Duration and Delivery Method

Course Duration
The course will be delivered over two (2) days, from 9 am to 3 pm (including one-hour break). The course consists of 12 hours of face-to-face training.

See Course Batches below for upcoming dates.

Course Delivery Method
The course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom at our campus. Vigil can also deliver training at a client’s venue.

Who Should Enrol for this Course?

This course is for anyone that wants to learn how to recognise and respond to symptoms of mental health distress, where they can seek professional help and what treatments are available. Through this course you will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to support a friend, family member or a colleague that is experiencing mental health problems. You could be the reason to save someone’s life.

You should also do this course if you are seeking a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Accreditation. A MHFA Accreditation allows you to demonstrate your mental health first aid skills and requires the completion of an online assessment through MHFA Australia.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements to undertake Mental Health First Aid Training.

Students must:

  • Provide a Valid ID (Driver License, Passport)
  • Possess adequate level of Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) Skills.

What you will learn

During the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course you will learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective and show you how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

MHFA Course covers the following developing mental health problems:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

MHFA Course covers the following mental health crisis situations:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours


Upon completion of the 2-day training course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Vigil Training College.

If students wish to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider, they will be required to undertake an online assessment through MHFA Australia and will receive their accreditation directly from them. Further information will be provided to students who wish to obtain this accreditation.

Note: This is not a Nationally Recognised Course and does not provide a pathway to further education, hence a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment (SOA) is not issued. However, this course is accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia and delivered by a MHFA Australia Accredited Trainer.

Course Batches

Training Begins Location Price
January 12, 2023
2 days, 9am to
Parramatta $195 Add to Cart
February 2, 2023
2 days, 9am to
Sydney CBD $195 Add to Cart

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