Mental health first aid champion

1 day

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This session is for all employees.

The purpose of this session is to give employees knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness. It is essentially a condensed version of the 2 day or 15 hour Mental health first aid (MHFA) certified training, however delegates don’t qualify as mental health first aiders.

Part 1 

  • About Mental Health First Aid 
  • About mental health and stress in the workplace  
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other mental health issues (eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis)
  • Early warning signs of mental ill health
  • Alcohol, drugs and mental health

Part 2 

  • Applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan 
  • Action 1: Approach the person, assess and assist with any crisis
  • Suicide
  • Action 2: Listen and communicate non-judgmentally
  • Action 3: Give support and information
  • Action 4: Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help
  • Action 5: Encourage other supports
  • Recovery
  • Building a mentally healthy workplace 
  • Action planning for using MHFA
  • An understanding of common mental health issues  
  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health 
  • Skills to support positive wellbeing


  • 1 day
  • Between 8-16 delegates
  • Interactive delivery using polls, chat, breakout discussions
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