Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

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Are you ready to make a positive impact on those facing mental health challenges?

Council is partnering with local community organisations to offer FREE Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to residents and volunteers.

Once certified you can provide vital support to those experiencing mental health problems.

Types of training that can be offered alongside Standard MHFA include Youth MHFAOlder Person MHFA and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MHFA training.

An accredited MHFA instructor can guide you to:
  • Intervene Early: Recognise the warning signs of mental health problems in other adults.
  • Provide Skills: Provides skills needed to speak openly about mental health.
  • Respond in a Crisis: Respond across a range of crisis situations where an adult may be at risk of harm
  • Reduce Stigma: Reduce stigma and give support for those experiencing and living with mental health problems

Learn more about the work being done by Yarra Ranges Council in the field of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).


Are you, or someone you know, experiencing Mental Health issues? 

Learn more about Yarra Ranges Community Relief & Support Agencies or contact the Beyond Blue Support Service which provides advice and support via telephone 24/7 (just call 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours).