The five-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher course allows people who have previously completed a 12 Standard Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills.
For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years.
A Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course can help you practise your mental health first aid skills in a supportive environment and get feedback.
Ensure you are providing the best possible, evidence-based first aid for people who are experiencing mental health problems, a worsening of an existing mental health problem or are currently undergoing a mental health crisis. You can also learn from other participants what language, tools or referrals work well.
So, if you’re looking for Mental Health First Aid Refresher Training or just a refresher, this is the tailored course to suit. With activities, questions and action plans designed to help the returning student, all of our material is aimed at developing and retaining the skills learnt in previous courses.
You will need to complete an online assessment at the end of this course to renew your accreditation. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further three years.
$175 per participant
To secure your space, full payment is required at the time of booking for the Mhfa Refresher Course Brisbane or any other onsite courses offered. We accept credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or electronic funds transfers (internet banking).
Large groups and onsite pricing vary. Please speak to one of our friendly team to discuss the available options.
We teach many public courses throughout Queensland. Please see our calendar for the next course closest to you.
Or we come to your workplace (minimum numbers apply).
Any adult or an Accredited MHFAider who has completed a 12-hour Standard MHFA or Youth MHFA course in the past 3 years can attend.
** A digital device with a camera is required.
This refresher course offers an opportunity to extend MHFA accreditation for a further three years.
Please note: This course is not a therapy or a support group. If you or anyone you work with is experiencing any of the problems discussed in this course, then help them to seek immediate professional treatment. MHFA is meant to be a reactionary course designed to support those at risk to receive full treatment.
If you’re unsure about a friend, family member or work colleague, this course will help you identify issues and ways to respond to them.
18 yrs for a Mental Health First Aid Course.
Due to the adult learning environment, ‘Your’ First Aid Trainer cannot accept MHFA registrations for participants under the age of 18.
With physical training, first aid participants can be Aged 14 and above with their parents/ guardian’s consent.
Mental Health First Aid course manual and workbook.
Coffee & Tea, Water, Biscuits and Lollies
*Please note: If attending an Online Zoom workshop, the instructor-led virtual sessions include live meetings conducted over the internet using video conferencing software. Your instructor will provide a link for you to the Zoom platform.
Upon confirmation of your place, your course instructor will send you a link via email to your Course Component 2, with scheduled Zoom video conferencing sessions.
As a participant, you will need a quiet location where you will have privacy.
You can attend via your computer or tablet, as you will need to be able to read the screen easily. The instructor needs to be able to see and hear you for you to participate in the training; therefore, access to a camera and a microphone for the duration of the session is mandatory.
If your computer doesn’t have a microphone or camera built-in, you can still attend via your computer but will need to be on camera using your smartphone or tablet simultaneously. Please contact your instructor if you want to discuss your technology options.
We don’t support the idea that mental health is ‘not a real health concern’. The reason we refer to the course as Mental Health First Aid is that, like any other health issue you may have, mental health issues can have very serious and widespread repercussions. Our mental states aren’t always in our control, particularly for those who have undergone one or several serious, traumatic events.
For those living with a mental health condition, the results of not getting treatment can be devastating and may lead to further mental health problems over time. It’s our goal to equip Australians with the skills and confidence to help those around them get the support they need.
The Mental Health First Aid Refresher Course is 5 hours, excluding break time. This course has been designed in two separate modules and can be delivered over in two lots over two and a half hours upon corporate request.
Over the five-hour Refresher course, we will…
This course will not teach you to diagnose a mental illness nor treat it, just as a conventional first aid course will not teach you to be a doctor.
The ALGEE System
The ALGEE system is our basic framework for offering mental support, one which we teach in all our classrooms. The ALGEE system is as follows:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements
Participants will require suitable LLN skills to complete the following tasks/skills:
Requirements for completion
Participants are required to attend 100% of this mental health first aid training. To receive accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider, you will be required to complete an online assessment following training.
*Please note: If attending an Online Zoom workshop, the instructor-led virtual sessions are live meetings conducted over the internet using video conferencing software (your instructor will provide a link for you to the Zoom platform). Upon confirmation of your place, your course instructor will send you a link via email to your Course Component 2 scheduled Zoom video conferencing sessions.
As a participant, you will need a quiet location where you will have privacy.
You can attend via your computer or tablet as you will need to be able to read the screen easily. The instructor needs to be able to see and hear you for you to participate in the training — therefore, access to a camera and a microphone for the session duration is mandatory.
If your computer doesn’t have a microphone or camera built-in, you can still attend via your computer, although you will need to use a camera from your smartphone or tablet simultaneously. Please contact your instructor if you want to discuss your technology options.
This course does not form part of a Vocational Education Qualification.
Accreditation is provided by Mental Health First Aid Australia. If you do not require certification and simply want to learn the skills taught in the course, then assessment is not required.
Upon completing the post-training assessment, certification is issued as a Mental Health First Aider.
Three (3) years from the date of issue. We recommend you use the email address that is still valid in 3 or 6 years' time.
Refresher training is required after three years, which includes either a 4-7hour course or 2-3 two-and-a-half hour online video conferencing courses.
However, the full course must be completed in the sixth year.
Mental Health First Aid Australia (mhfa.com.au) courses are based on evidence which supports the best approaches to offering support to someone who has a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis.
This evidence has been developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne through developing Delphi method guidelines that cover many mental health problems, crises and in different contexts.
All MHFA courses are then evaluated using rigorous scientific methods to ensure they have a positive impact.
These evaluations consistently show that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their treatments, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness, benefits which are maintained over time.
Some studies have also shown improved mental health in those who attend the training, decreases in stigmatising attitudes and increases in the amount and type of support provided to others.
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