Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Program Update

Key Developments:

  • Program Launch: The MHFA online training module is now live and ready for student participation.
  • Resources Provided: The following resources have been distributed to all participating universities:
    • Individual Enrolment Links: School specific hyperlinks to ensure accurate voucher allocations.
    • Sample Email Templates: Templates have been provided for both initial information sharing with schools and for schools to use when sending enrolment links to their students.
    • FAQs Document: Tailored to address common questions about MHFA training for health professional students.
    • Promotional Materials: Including a flyer and a social media kit to help spread the word and encourage participation.

Next Steps:

  • Promotion: Please utilise the provided resources to promote the MHFA training to your students. Ensure that each school receives their specific enrolment link to prevent any mix-ups.
  • Encouragement: We encourage all staff to motivate students to take part in this important training, which is designed to enhance their ability to support peers and contribute to a healthier campus environment.

Any queries, please contact



Becoming a Licensed MHFA Instructor

(University Staff):

MHFA for Health Professional Students - A Guide to becoming a Licensed MHFA Instructor

This Guide has been developed to provide you with information on how to become a Licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor, including the role of an Instructor, eligibility, the application process and License Maintenance Requirements.

A Guide for universities to support their License Instructors

This guide has been developed to provide universities with an overview of the MHFA Instructor Training process and guidance in the planning and delivery of MHFA training within the university.

Instructor Training Flyer

Upskill Instructions

MHFA Promotion


Flyer targeted to Allied Health students (Schools can add their name in open field)

The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) for Health Professional Students course teaches health professional students how to provide initial support to a peer or other adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Social Media Kit

Example posts that your university can use or adapt as needed. We have provided a selection of images and copy that you can ‘mix and match’ to best reflect your university’s style and messaging. Update the yellow highlighted text as needed to include your university’s name and medical program.

Course Differences