Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

Delivery Mode



  • 2 Day (15 Hours) Course Length
  • 3 Years Certificate Length
  • MHFA Australia Certificate

Real Response’s training is essential for supporting individuals experiencing mental health issues, including anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use. It addresses the challenges posed by mental illness, providing crucial support in urban environments where isolation is common.

Standard Mental Health First Aid

Real Response offers the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course in Sydney, targeting the critical issue of mental illness affecting one in five Australians aged 18 to 65. This course enhances understanding of mental health and equips participants with practical strategies for aid.

Duration and Accreditation

This 2-day course offers national accreditation as a mental health first aider for three years, ensuring participants are prepared to face emergencies with confidence.

Course Highlights

  • Identification and support for mental health issues
  • Techniques for aiding adults and youths
  • Strategies for dealing with mental health crises

Focus Areas

  • Depression, psychosis, anxiety, substance misuse
  • Handling panic attacks, trauma, aggression, severe psychosis, and suicidal thoughts

Why Choose Real Response

Our evidence-based, internationally-aligned course is developed with mental health professionals. Led by experienced instructors, it equips participants with practical skills for immediate and effective mental health first aid.

How to Enrol with Real Response

Real Response aims to provide accessible first aid training across Sydney, including mental health first aid. For bookings and more information, contact Real Response directly.

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We’ll deliver training at your site anywhere in Australia!

Your Location

Real Response has experienced trainers available in most capital cities and regional centres and the ability to run our most popular courses online via zoom with training equipment delivered to your site.


The 15-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Prerequisites English Literacy
Course Delivery
  • 2 Day (15 Hours) Face-to-Face
• Identifying mental illness
• Signs & symptoms
• Types of mental health illnesses
• Where to seek professional help
• Understanding research to effectively manage people's mental health
• Dealing with crisis
• Action plans

Are you looking for a different type of course?

The 16-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents. You will learn how to assist an adolescent experiencing a mental health problem or crisis using a practical, evidence-based action plan until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Real Response's Mental Health and Well-being in the Workplace course is a 4-hour face-to-face or virtual (zoom) training program designed to provide participants with a basic introduction to understanding common mental health conditions and creating a safe and supportive working environment. Participants will gain an basic understanding of common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and how to recognise the signs and symptoms in themselves and their colleagues. The course includes information on resources and support available to enhance mental wellness and how to access them.
Real Response's Youth Mental Health and Well-being course is a 4-hour face-to-face or virtual (zoom) training program designed for adolescents and their educators. The course aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in young people, including the factors that contribute to healthy development and the challenges that can impact mental health. Participants will learn about the impacts of mental health challenges on young people and how to support those experiencing difficulties, including common conditions such as depression and anxiety. The course covers a range of topics, including the importance of building a foundation of healthy habits (both physical and mental), the need for connection and social support, and the benefits of setting a vision for a mentally healthy life. In addition to these topics, the Youth Mental Health and Well-being course also explores the topics of suicide, eating disorders, psychosis/schizophrenia, and substance misuse. Participants will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of these conditions in themselves and their peers and strategies for responding effectively and accessing support. Real Response's Youth Mental Health and Well-being course is suitable for educators, youth workers, and other adults working with young people. By providing both adolescents and their educators with the tools and knowledge needed to support young people's mental health and well-being, this course can help create a safer, more supportive, and healthy environment for everyone involved.