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POSTPONED: Mental Health First Aid Training for Students

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Unfortunately this course has been postponed. Please contact UC Medical and Counselling Centre on 6201 2351 for information about future course dates.


1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. Mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly. This demonstrates the need for community care models that empower individuals where they live, work and play.

This is where Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses can help, and UC Medical & Counselling are offering UC Students the opportunity to complete MHFA training.

MHFA training helps mobilise and empower adults by equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to recognise, understand and respond to another adult experiencing a mental health problem, and assist until appropriate professional help is received, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

MHFA training is presented as a blended course: a self-paced e-learning component, followed by a face-to-face session led by a Licensed MHFA Instructor.

Important information to know

This course is open to University of Canberra students only, at a subsidised fee of $100. Payment is expected to be made in person at UC Medical and Counselling Centre, or over the phone by calling (02) 6201 2351.

This course is non-refundable. If attendees can no longer attend, we can offer the course at a later date at no additional cost.

Once payment is completed, attendees will receive an email with a voucher code and details to access the e-learning component within one (1) business day. This is due to be completed before attending the course.

Tea and lunch breaks provided on the day (BYO food and drink).

At the end of the course, participants can complete an online Accreditation Assessment to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

For further information email or call UC Medical and Counselling Centre on (02) 6201 2351.

The University of Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Bruce Campus is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose land we gather.

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Refund policy

No refunds. However, attendees can reschedule to another date at no additional cost