1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That means that every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. In fact, mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly.

The Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

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

Anyone can have a conversation that may save a life. Everyone should know how.

Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, it’s an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to recognise the common signs and symptoms of adult mental health problems
  • How to provide initial help for individuals
  • How to support individuals to access the help they need
  • How to provide mental health first aid to individuals in crisis

Key Topics

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problem
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidality
  • Traumatic events
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Aggressive behaviours


Complete an online assessment after the course to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Event details

  • Date: Tuesday 25 October & Wednesday 26 October 2022
  • Time: 8:45am-4.30pm
  • Venue: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Queens Domain, Hobart
  • Catered morning tea and afternoon tea is included
  • Cost: $325 (inc GST)

Important information

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend
  • The course is presented face to face, with no online option
  • Min: 8 Max: 12 participants

Event Registration

NOTE: Please complete the form below and add-to-cart for each individual attendee.