First Aid For The Mind

From $189pp


Mental illness is a leading cause of disability and suffering in Australia. Each year, approximately one in five Australians suffer symptoms of a common mental illness such as depression or anxiety. The toll on individuals and their families is significant. In the workplace, mental illness is a leading cause of lost productivity, not only through time off, but also through the illness causing the worker difficulty in functioning in the workplace.

Mental health training programs teach members of the public how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or who may be in a crisis. Like traditional first aid, Mental Health training does not teach people how to diagnose or treat mental problems. Instead, the training teaches people how to identify potential problems or crisis situations, offer initial support and how and when to refer people to appropriate support services.

Course Details

St John offers a flexible learning pathway to interested participants starting with First Aid for the Mind which can then progress onto Mental Health & Crisis Support.

First Aid for the Mind is a one-day introductory workshop which includes optional eLearning. It provides participants with information on common mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety, as well as post-traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts and psychosis.

Participants will learn how to identify people who may be suffering from mental health problems, provide initial support and referral to professional services where appropriate.

Participants will also learn how to promote a mentally healthy workplace and are provided with strategies on how to look after themselves.


This is a non-accredited course. On successful completion of this course you will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Delivery options

We offer a variety of delivery methods to suit your needs. You can attend a Public Course selected from the list below. You can also request this course to be delivered on-site at your workplace or a venue of your choosing. Please contact us for further information.

1 Day

This is full face to face course and participants are required to attend the full workshop.

Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to undertake this training.

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