Lifeline Tasmania's Mental Health First Aid programs are taught using evidence-based training authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited trainers.​

In Mental Health First Aid Training we teach participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Our trainers are competent in the four core Mental Health First Aid training courses designed for specific population groups:

  1. Standard12 hour course for adults assisting other adults
  2. Youth14 hour course for adults assisting young people
  3. Older person12 hour course for adults assisting a person aged over 65
  4. Aboriginal14 hour course for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person.

 

Mental Health First Aid - Standard 

The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult. 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.

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

Mental Health First Aid - Youth 

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

You will learn how to assist an adolescent 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.

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

Mental Health First Aid - Older Person 

The 12-hour Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult, particularly those who work with, live with or care for older people, including families and carers.

You will learn how to assist a person aged 65+ 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.

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

Mental Health First Aid -Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

The 14-hour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult. You will learn how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 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.

This course is based on evidence from the expert consensus of Aboriginal mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems.

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