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Online Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid is designed for any member of the community to learn essential life skills in curiosity, empathy, listening, and what to do if someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges.

Learn essential skills to support friends, family members and colleagues.

Explore how to assist a friend, family member, or other members of the community who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

What will I learn?

  • Recognise common mental health issues
  • Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
  • Respond in a Mental Health crisis situation
  • Seek appropriate professional help

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Nationally Accredited - We offer the nationally-accredited internationally-renowned award-winning Mental Health First Aid Australia program.

Condensed - We condense the standard 2 day face-to-face training into six hours of self-paced online learning plus two live Zoom sessions.

Evidence-based - Participants have better knowledge, confidence and ability to provide help, as well as less stigma and improved mental health themselves.

Why MakeShift?

Experienced - We have trained over 1,500 people around Australia in these valuable skills and have an Instructor team with diverse and high quality facilitation experience

High Quality Experience - Participants score our facilitators as 4.8 out of 5 on how well they present and facilitate group discussions, and their approachability and knowledge.

Trusted - We have trained up teams from Intuit, Electrolux, Superloop, Support Act, Hub Australia, Creative Plus Business, McGrathNicol, Carclew and more.

All-inclusive & easy - Our fee includes everything you need, including access to the online learning, a hard copy of the manual shipped to each participant and the workshops. At MakeShift we look after everything to make it a smooth experience.

"Caitlin was an exceptional trainer, she really showed a lot of empathy and also knowledge. I think everyone should do this course, it is essential for being a good citizen." - Corinne, Melbourne

"Caroline was an amazing instructor. She was incredibly kind, patient and willing to spend time with the students. She did a great job and had an approachable, warm and informative style of presenting the information. She made it a very comfortable space to ask questions." - Ben, Gladstone

What will I get?

  • A Mental Health First Aid Manual
  • Access to Online Learning (6 hours)
  • Two live Online Workshops with an experienced and Mental Health First Aid Australia Accredited Instructor
  • Certificate of Accreditation (valid for 3 years)

What does the program include?

In order to qualify for a Certificate of Accreditation (valid for 3 years), participants must complete the Online Learning, attend both Workshops, and complete the Accreditation Assessment.

When can I do it?

Oct 2023 Program (AEST / Australian Eastern Standard Time - Brisbane / Sydney / Melbourne)
Workshop 1: Wed 18 Oct 12:30-3pm 
Workshop 2: Wed 25 Oct 12:30-3pm 

Bookings close one week before the first workshop to allow sufficient time for online learning.

Before booking in for a program, please ensure you're available for both workshop dates.

Click "Get Tickets" to book yourself a spot.

Who are the workshop facilitators?

Caitlin Marshall is an experienced trainer and facilitator. She holds a Certificate IV in Teaching & Training. Caitlin has been a teacher and trainer in Community Services, Domestic Violence and Vicarious Trauma. She co-designed MakeShift: Creativity on Prescription, a program that is pioneering alternative mental health support in NSW.

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Drop us a line at or give us a buzz on 0431 475 147

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