Mental health first aid

Key Learning Outcomes

Course Overview


One week

Delivery Mode:

Blended learning for individuals

Learner effort:

2 x 3 hour live, facilitator-led sessions


Group Bookings:

Course Fees:
CPD Points:
Course Fees: $550
CPD Points: 7
Course Fees: $660
CPD Points: -

Course overview

Participants 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.

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse problems

Mental health crisis situations covered:

  • 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

Upcoming Mental health first aid and related short courses

Course Delivery

The AHRI blended learning course combines self-directed learning with live online facilitated learning sessions lead by an experienced HR and business professional.

The course includes:

Engagement: Pre-course tasks, including an online introductory e-learning module (approx. 5hrs duration)

– Online learning module, inclusive of theory and practice
– Participation in 2x3hr live interactive learning sessions with the Open Door Coaching facilitator.

– Mental Health First Aid Certification (participants have the option to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider by completing an online assessment after the course.)
– Workplace application activities and a comprehensive participant textbook containing information on how first aid can be offered across a range of scenarios.

Reflection: Opportunity to reflect on and share learnings with Open Door Coaching.

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Customised Short Course Delivery for Businesses and Groups

AHRI offers customised short courses and packaging for groups. Courses can be delivered online or at your place of business.

To organise a group booking of 6 or more, please contact the team: [email protected] or book in a call.