Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.
What is the Standard Mental Health First Aid course?
The Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is based on the international MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.
The Standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
This is a 12-hour course (4 modules, each 3 hours) and follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid. The delivery format is flexible. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.
MHFA Course Content
Crisis Situations Covered
We can offer tailored made courses for companies and organisations. For more information visit our Mental Health First Aid at the Workplace course page and Certified Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace initiative.
Who can attend a MHFA course?
Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group; rather it is an education course like anyone can attend a regular, standard First Aid Course.
7th/ 8th May (0900 hrs till 1600 hrs in Maltese) GOZO
11th/18th May (Fridays – 0900 hrs till 1600 hrs in English) Fully Booked
11th/13th June (0900 hrs till 1600 hrs in Maltese)
9th/ 16th July (0900 hrs till 1600 hrs in Maltese)
30th/ 31st July (0900 hrs till 1600 hrs in English)
All courses are held at Richmond Foundation Head Office, 424 St. Joseph High Road
St.Venera (see the map)
The cost of the 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course is €53 (this includes a €3 non-refundable processing fee). The cost includes MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.
Terms and Conditions
Registration and Payment
To book your participation contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 21 22 4580