Mental Health First Aid®

Empower Your Team With a Mental Health First Aid® Course

Proudly working in conjunction with Te Pou, the national license holder of Mental Health First Aid® Aotearoa, we are now delivering MHFA® courses nationally across a range of different delivery modes including face to face, online and hybrid courses.

As a leading accredited provider of the Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA®) Aotearoa curriculum, our mission is to have a trained and certified Mental Health First Aider® in every organisation in
New Zealand, with a minimum standard of 1 Mental Health First Aider® for every 12 employees.

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Your next local Mental Health First Aid® Courses:

Auckland Standard MHFA®

Two Day Face to Face
EMA –  145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton
Wednesday 19th June 9.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 20th June 9.00am to 4.00pm

$545 + GST per person

Online MHFA® - NZ Wide

Two Online Sessions                              Tuesday 25th July 9.00am to 12.00pm          Wednesday 26th July 9.00am to 12.00pm

$545 + GST per person

Auckland Youth MHFA®

Two Day Face to Face
EMA – 145 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton
Tuesday 6th August 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 7th August 9.00am to 5.00pm

$545 + GST per person

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What You’ll Learn

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening

Mental Health First Aid® is a global program that was inspired by the successful physical first aid model. Developed in Australia in 2000, the curriculum is regularly updated to ensure it is drawing upon latest research data and evidence.

Our MHFA® courses are based on the expert consensus of industry professionals and people with lived experience of mental health problems. Additionally, MHFA® Australia has worked in partnership with researchers at the University of Melbourne to develop guidelines for action that cover a number of mental health problems and crises.

What You’ll Take Away

  • A certificate of attendance
  • A certificate of accreditation to say you are a Mental Health First Aider®
  • A MHFA® manual to refer to whenever you need it
  • A quick reference card for the Mental Health First Aid® action plan
  • A HumanEx resource pack
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About Mental Health First Aid® Aotearoa

As an accredited provider of the MHFA® Aotearoa curriculum, we are determined raise awareness of the programme and mental health crisis prevention in New Zealand. Our goal is to have a trained and certified mental health first aider in every organisation in New Zealand. At a broader community level, we aim to have one in ten people in New Zealand trained by 2025.

HumanEx’s wider organisational mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based mental health and wellbeing education, training and resources to all New Zealanders (within the prevention and early intervention stages of the mental health spectrum). Delivery of the MHFA® curriculum is the first step in a journey to improve the mental wellbeing of the nation.

Mental Health First Aid® Aotearoa is an internationally recognised and accredited programme.

Join over 6 million people globally who have already become Mental Health First Aiders®.

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Evidence Based

Since it began in 2000, Mental Health First Aid® International has been committed to evaluating its training programs using rigorous, scientific studies. Courses have been independently and academically peer-reviewed through studies both domestically and internationally.

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Award winning

The Mental Health First Aid® Programme has received a number of international awards, including being awarded the prestigious Australian The MHS Medal.

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A global movement

Mental Health First Aid® is a global program with over 6 million people worldwide having received training from over 50,000 accredited Mental Health First Aid® Instructors. MHFA® Programs are currently being actively delivered in 24 countries.

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Unparalleled reach

Mental Health First Aid® programmes are adaptable to different countries, communities, participants, and target cohorts. It can be delivered at an individual level in small groups, or to workplaces, schools, clubs, and other community groups.

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Lived experience

Mental Health First Aid® course curriculum is informed by a series of guidelines developed through the Delphi Consensus Method which includes people with lived experience of mental health problems and caregivers, in addition to clinical and research experts.

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Combats stigma

There is stigma (negative attitudes) and discrimination associated with mental health problems. Stigma may lead people to hide their problems from others. Better community understanding of experiences of people with mental health problems can reduce prejudice and discrimination.

Join The Mental Health First Aid® Movement.
Book your training today.