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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program which provides students with the knowledge and skills to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals developing a mental health condition or experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is delivered by an Indigenous trainer.

Note: This course is open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff and community members.

There is a minimum number required to run this workshop in order to make it worthwhile for all students attending. Spaces are limited for this in-demand workshop, so please only book if you genuinely intend to attend.

Resources provided include manual and workbooks.


Course Outline

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing
  • Mental health problems in communities
  • Mental health first aid strategies for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Mental Health Topics Outline

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Mental Health Crisis Scenarios Outline

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviours


This training is an accredited course by Mental Health First Aid Australia. On the completion of the 14 hour course, an online testing component may be completed in order to receive the accreditation. If you would like to know more, please visit the MHFA website.



See our FAQs for how online workshops are being delivered.

Important! Before you enrol: We are required to provide our services to people who live/work/study or provide services in the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) area. If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please check Who can attend recovery college. If your address is outside of WSLHD area but you study or provide services within the Western Sydney LHD, please ensure you respond to the relevant question on the enrolment form to explain your connection to the area.