Tertiary Student Mental Health First Aid Course - Blended Learning

The Mental Health First Aid for the Tertiary Students blended course teaches how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

This course covers the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems‚ how to provide help‚ what professional help is available, effective help options (as shown by research) and first aid for mental health crisis situations. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to feel confident to help.

This is a Blended course which is composed of self-paced eLearning followed by a Face to Face workshop. This is the Face to Face workshop part of the course.

The eLearning component presents an overview of mental health problems and crises and must be undertaken through Mental Health First Aid Australia. 

This is the half-day face-to-face workshop following the e-learning to revise and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the e-learning, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues pertinent to mental health problems in the student population, clarify any points of uncertainty, and apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios.

This is a research based course developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Find out more about the Mental Health First Aid course here.

Course Requirements:

Course Prerequisites: 
That you are a Tertiary student.
You must have completed the Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students online e-learning before this course. The e-learning is delivered via Mental Health First Aid Australia. You can enrol in the e-learning course here.

Note: This is an education course‚ it is not a therapy or support group. If you would like to discuss if this course is right for you‚ please call or email us.

Who is this Course For:

This course is suitable for the tertiary students. It includes information and example scenarios relevant to students however the information and techniques are applicable to all adults and can be applied in all situations.


Course Outcomes:

  • Certificate of completion of Mental Health First Aid training
  • Course participants may undertake an optional online assessment to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider (there is no extra cost for this)

Course Delivery:

This course is composed of 2 parts. This enrols you in Part 2 of the course, the Face to Face workshop.

Part 1: Self-paced eLearning Part 2: 4 hour Face to Face workshop 
The workshop focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component‚ providing participants with the opportunity to:
  • Examine issues pertinent to student mental health problems in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning 
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect 'a where to from now' in using mental health first aid skills 

Course Assessment:

  • People who attend Mental Health First Aid training can complete an optional online assessment to be accredited as a Mental Health First Aider.
  • Mental Health First Aider accreditation is valid for three years.

Course Content:

  • Recognising common mental health problems
  • Providing initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • An evidence-based Action Plan
  • Responding in a crisis situation
  • Participants have the opportunity to practice new skills in a safe environment
  • Mental health problems covered: depression, anxiety problems, psychosis, substance use problems
  • Mental health crises covered: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or other drugs use, aggressive behaviours

Upcoming Courses

Course Date Time Location Available Spaces Price Enrol
Tertiary Student Mental Health First Aid Course - Blended Learning 27 September 2022   08:30 am - 12:30 pm   University of the Sunshine Coast 20 $120.00