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Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Tertiary

Blended Online MHFA for Tertiary

Developed in response to COVID-19, the new Blended Online Tertiary course is designed for tertiary students to provide increased flexibility in the delivery of training, whilst maintaining self-isolation or social distancing regulations. This course includes two components: online (e-Learning) and 2 x 2.5-hour instructor-led video conferences.

The Mental Health First Aid Training is delivered by Jen Ince, a qualified and passionate MHFA instructor

Why Mental Health First Aid?

​Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.

Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training courses authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and delivered by accredited MHFA Instructors across the country. Intrinsic Mind offers a variety of MHFA Courses as authored by MHFA Australia, delivered by Instructors who are currently accredited by MHFA Australia.

MHFA is an award-winning program and is included in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidenced-Based Programs and Practices

Evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided over time.


What the Blended Online MHFA Tertiary course covers

This course focuses on tertiary settings and provides relevant information and tailored scenarios and exercises that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health first aid to assist fellow students who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, and how to connect people needing assistance to existing tertiary supports and external professional help.

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The follow-up instructor-led video conferencing training allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in an online group environment, and to address mental health problems in the tertiary setting in more depth.

Mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours.

Who is this course for?:

Adults (18-years and over). Especially suited for tertiary settings

Deadline for completing a blended course

Both course components (e-learning & 2 x 2.5 hour instructor-led conferencing) must be completed within a 3-month period

How do I book?

If you are interested in completing the Blended Online MHFA Tertiary course, you first need to complete the online component which is delivered online through Mental Health First Aid Australia. Click Here to be sent through to the enrolment page on the MHFA Australia website.

Once you have completed the online component, you are ready to book in for the 2 x 2.5-hour instructor-led conferencing training. Click on the Book Now button below to secure your place.

If you wish to arrange a course for you and your friends or work colleagues (minimum 10), feel free to contact me below and I will be happy to have a chat. I look forward to working with you.

Jen Ince certified MHFA trainer

MHFA accredited instructor

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