Mental Health First Aid Training for UNSW Staff

UNSW Health are pleased to offer subsidised Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to UNSW Staff.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just like physical first aid courses train members of the public to provide basic first aid to someone with a physical health condition, MHFA teaches skills to help someone experiencing a mental health problem.

The course is 12 hours long and is split over two days. You must be available to attend both dates in full. 

What’s covered?

  • Mental illnesses: depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and psychosis. 
  • Mental health crises: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, traumatic events and aggressive behaviours.

Who can attend?

Current UNSW staff.

What's the cost?

MHFA is subsidised for all UNSW staff through Strategy 2025 funding that is dedicated to enhancing UNSW’s support for students and improving student mental health. The training is available at a reduced rate of $75.

What are the dates?

Training days run from 9.30am - 5pm. You must be available to attend the whole day on both days.

How do I register?

To register, click here.

For further information please contact Madhav at