Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshop Brisbane

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshop Brisbane

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshop Brisbane

Mental health problems are common. About 1 in 5 Australians experience a common mental illness each year. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Many people have difficulty knowing what to say or how to support someone who may be experiencing mental ill health. Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. This course teaches the signs, symptoms and psychological, lifestyle and medical interventions associated with the three most common mental illnesses, and one less common but very severe mental illness. This is an accredited course, with a certificate gained after completing a short online assessment. It is important for practitioners in Allied Health to have knowledge of mental illnesses and the confidence to respond in ways that support the person's health.      

Presented by Julia Coles, B.Soc.Wk; Grad Dip Social Science (Counselling), Accredited Master Instructor Mental Health First Aid

Julia Coles is an accredited Master Trainer in Mental Health First Aid (over 30 courses presented). She is a Social Worker with AASW eligibility with further education and expertise in counselling and has worked in University settings as a Counsellor and workshop presenter since 2000, and as a School Counsellor and Counsellor with Kids Help Line and Parent Line prior to that. She has worked extensively with people with mental illnesses over a period in excess of 30 years.


Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022
9am - 4pm each day

Rates per person

    Earlybird   Standard 

      If registered and paid on or
before 24 August 2022

      If registered and paid on or
after 25 August 2022

ESSA Member   $235.00   $255.00
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member

Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.


  • Full day professional development 
  • Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 
  • Workbook in a softcopy format
  • Certificate of attendance, gaining you valuable ESSA CPD points
  • Networking with the presenter and your peers

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager 



Online: After signing into your ESSA profile, select the blue "Register Now" button 
Manual Form: click here 

Registration for this professional development will close at 3:00pm AEST on Friday, 23 September 2022.

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