Mental Health First Aid
Introducing our mental health first aid courses
Developed alongside Mental Health First Aid Australia, these courses offer a suite of early-intervention courses that increase mental health literacy and teach the practical skills needed to support someone experiencing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Standard Mental Health First Aid Course
Suitable for adults (18+) in workplaces, schools, and community settings to support other adults. This a 12 hour face-to-face course over two instructor led sessions.
Blended Online Mental Health First Aid Community
Developed by Mental Health First Aid Australia in response to COVID-19, the Blended Online MHFA Community Course has been adapted from the Standard Mental Health First Aid Course for adults.
INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A MENTAL hEALTH fIRST aID COURSE FOR YOUR WORKPLACE oR ORGANISATION?
Call 1800 477 627 or send us an email.
Feedback from previous participants
Jenny made learning easy. Her facilitation made it easy to follow for all who were present despite levels of knowledge. Catered for her group with empathy.
(This course) has definitely re-lit the fire inside me again to want to be out there in the world to help others in their needs.
Great instructor. Very friendly and positive and made me feel welcome and invited to ask or answer any questions.
Fantastic job, very knowledgeable, friendly and inclusive.
Down to earth, knowledgeable, approachable.
Highly helpful & informative. Offered usable techniques.
Definitely something all managers should undertake.
Jenny was wonderful and energetic. She explained the course content in a lively and engaging way, and was knowledgeable and open to answering any question.
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Meet Jennifer Blaikie - Our Licensed Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Jenny is a Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor who delivers courses face to face and online. Jenny has had an incredible life, growing up in various remote communities of Papua New Guinea, travelling extensively and living in numerous countries amongst communities of different social, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Through her experience and background, she has developed a strong sense of compassion, tolerance, empathy and respect.
Jenny is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in intensive care, Community Health, Defence Health and Education. Her clinical experience has seen her working within communities where mental health was a significant player. It has always been something that has been foremost in her mind. Having always gravitated towards opportunities that would allow her to help others, Jenny up to September 2019 spend two and half year’s volunteering as a Service Manager for Orange Sky Australia. This young, vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation offers free showers, laundry and conversation to those of our community experiencing homelessness. Jenny’s role at Orange Sky Australia saw her managing volunteers to run its ever-expanding laundry services across Brisbane. Jenny still continues to be an active volunteer for Orange Sky Australia, and has been for the last 4 years.
Currently Jenny is also applying her broad nursing skills to volunteer with a new Social Enterprise called Sunny St. Sunny Street is a Nurse Led mobile outreach unit with Doctors and Nurse Practitioners providing primary healthcare and complex coordination services for homeless and vulnerable individuals and families.
She has always been an educator and trainer, from working with Indigenous nursing students on Thursday Island to training and mentoring volunteers at Orange Sky Australia – each of her roles has had an aspect of developing others.
While working with Orange Sky Australia, she was introduced to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, and very quickly decided this was something where she could use her background and experience to help others.