Mental Health First Aid for Staff - Standard Course

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

UNSW Sydney is proud to be recognised as a Gold Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace, showing our commitment to building a mentally healthy workplace. Students and staff at UNSW are encouraged to get involved by undergoing training to become a Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider) and build local MHFA networks in their faculties and schools.

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.

Training Format

The Standard MHFA course will be delivered on campus by a Master MHFA facilitator over two days. You need to be present for the full two days to become accredited in MHFA, so please only register if you can commit to this. (Note: Online alternative options are available if you prefer not to come on to campus. Please click HERE for details).

You will be provided with a MHFA manual to keep. Please bring a pen and notebook. It's also a good idea to bring a jacket as it can be hard to set the AC temperature to suit everyone!

Once the training is complete you can undertake an online assessment to become an accredited MHFAider.

Available Dates

  • 19 & 26 September, 9.30am-4.30pm both days

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 at reduced rate of $75.

Payment can be made by credit card via personal or company card. Please check with your manager before you register to see if you can claim via Concur if you are using a personal card.

Refund Policy

Please carefully read the refund policy before purchasing a ticket as you will be expected to uphold this policy in the case of any cancellations. 

To book your place, please click the Register button below.