Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid Training In The Workplace

Akin to our expectation of physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone that you are concerned may be developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis.

Tailored workplace scenarios, exercises and video training materials are used to assist learning so that participants complete the program with greater confidence and ability to help.

Simple communication and engagement strategies, based on international evidence, are taught that allow the Mental Health First Aider to provide support and information, encourage the person to seek appropriate professional help, and promote the use of other supports.

The course content was excellent and the trainer extremely knowledgeable. I think this training should be compulsory for all front line manager!”
program overview

Mental health problems covered in the MHFA course include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse

Mental health crises covered in the MHFA course include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks, traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviours
  • Participants learn about common mental health issues
  • Participants learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help.
  • Participants have an increased knowledge, awareness and skills with regards to mental health.
  • All participants receive a copy of the MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion.
  • Participants will receive a 3-year accreditation on completion of the online review after the course.
session details
  • 2 x Full days
  • 9am – 5pm
  • 8-16 people per group

Workplace Mental Health First Aid Enquiry

Our Mental Health Facilitator

MHFA Accredited Instructor logo (for email signature)

Gary Walker
Mental Health First Aid Aotearoa Certified Instructor

Gary is a behaviour change specialist with a background in Psychology, neuroscience and strategic leadership. He works as a coach, trainer, mentor, speaker and consultant across health, wellness, communication and sustainability.

He has a BSc Psychology, Computer Science, Dip Hypnotherapy, Masters in NLP and Diploma in Leadership & Strategic Management.

Contact us now to learn more about our Mental Health and Wellbeing Services