The next confirmed upcoming courses will be run in Hobart on July 16 – 17, 2024, and Launceston on October 3-4, 2024.

The Mental Health First Aid course teaches participants how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental health problem in any given year. That means that every person is likely to know someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, whether that is a family member, a friend or colleague. In fact, mental illness is now said to affect every Australian either directly or indirectly.

The Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Anyone can have a conversation that may save a life. Everyone should know how.

Please note this course is not a therapy or support group, it’s an education course to learn how to give first aid to others.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to recognise the common signs and symptoms of adult mental health problems
  • How to provide initial help for individuals
  • How to support individuals to access the help they need
  • How to provide mental health first aid to individuals in crisis

Key Topics

  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problem
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidality
  • Traumatic events
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Aggressive behaviours


Complete an online assessment after the course to become an accredited Mental Health First Aider.


  • 2 full days
  • $325 (including GST)
  • Locations: St Luke’s Wellness Hub, 72 Elizabeth Street, Hobart 7000 (July training) | St Luke’s New Head Office, Launceston (October training)
  • Dates: July 16-17, 2024 (Hobart training) | October 3-4, 2024 (Launceston training)
  • Times: 8:45am – 4pm each day
  • Public trainings, located at convenient venues. Tea, coffee and catered morning tea and afternoon tea is included.

Register now and secure your booking for the next confirmed upcoming course(s).

We are taking expressions of interest for alternative upcoming course dates. Contact us now to register your interest and receive updates.

Important Information

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend
  • The course is presented face to face (no online course option is available)
  • Min: 6 Max: 22 participants

For further information please email