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Schools: Explore training that equips whole school communities

Schools

Explore training that equips whole school communites

with the skills and knowledge to support someone experiencing a mental health problem.

1 in 7

Young people experience a mental disorder in any given year.

Mental Illness

Young people are less likely than any other age group to seek professional help.

Almost 2 in 5

Young adults aged 16–24 experience a mental health problem.

Why Choose Mental Health First Aid?

Schools that prioritise mental health can empower students, parents, carers and staff to contribute to a compassionate and caring school community where everyone can thrive.

Mental Health First Aid is a practical skills-based education program that equips people with the skills and confidence needed to recognise and respond to someone they know who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis.

Grounded in research and guided by the voice of lived experience, our courses provide high-quality, safe and proven mental health first aid literacy and skills training to strengthen the support available to all Australians.

Why Choose Mental Health First Aid?

During the high school years, mental health problems are among the leading causes of falling grades, problems with friends and relationships and substance misuse, and they can have a lifelong impact.

It is also important to recognise that it is not just students that need support. For many teachers the day-to-day effects of coping with student relationships, managing classroom dynamics, co-worker and parent relationships together with workload and time pressures can lead to physical and mental ill-health.

Understanding how to talk about mental health and having the confidence and knowledge to help someone in need are important skills that everyone in the school community can learn.

This is where Mental Health First Aid training can help.

Download Our Fact Sheet for Schools

Learn more about how MHFA training can empower your school community.

Watch our videos for MHFA in Schools

Read about MHFA in Action

St Augustine – Mental Health First Aid training provides the confidence to address student wellbeing.

St Augustine – Mental Health First Aid training provides the confidence to address student wellbeing.

Contact us for support

Our Schools Engagement Team is here to support school communities at every stage of their Mental Health First Aid journey. Contact Us or book a meeting with our team to discuss your training needs.

Questions?