Mental Health First Aid Course

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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

  • Mental health problems in Malta
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Mental health crises


Crisis Situations Covered

  • Person who is suicidal or engaging in self-injury
  • Person having a panic attack
  • Person who has experienced a traumatic event
  • Person in a severe psychotic state
  • Person with severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Person with aggressive behavior



Tailor-made courses

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.


Course calendar

February 2017

  • 6th, 9th, 14th & 15th February 2017 (3 Hours sessions between 16.00-19.00) FULLY BOOKED
  • 13th & 20th February 2017 between (9.00-16.00) (Weekdays) FULLY BOOKED
  • 17th & 24th February 2017 between (9.00-16.00) (Weekdays) in English FULLY BOOKED
  • 18th & 25th February 2017 between ( 9.00 – 16.00) (Saturdays) FULLY BOOKED

March 2017

  • 6th & 13th March 2017 between (9.00-16.00) (Weekdays) FULLY BOOKED
  • 7th, 9th, 14th & 16th March 2017 (3 Hours sessions between 16.00-19.00) in English FULLY BOOKED
  • 10th & 17th March 2017 between (9.00-16.00) (Weekdays)
  • 11th & 25th March 2017 between (9.00-16.00) (Saturdays) FULLY BOOKED

April 2017

  • 4th & 6th April (Tuesday & Thursday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 21st & 24th April (Friday & Monday in English 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 22nd & 29th April (Saturday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)

May 2017

  • 6th & 20th May (Saturday in English 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 12th & 15th May (Friday & Monday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 13th & 27th May (Saturday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 19th & 26th May (Friday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)

June 2017

  • 9th & 16th June (Friday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)
  • 10th & 17th June (Saturday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs
  • 5th, 7th, 12th & 14th June (Evening course in English 16.00-19.00)
  • 23rd & 26th June (Friday & Monday 0900 hrs – 1600hrs)



All courses are held at Richmond Foundation Head Office, 424 St. Joseph High Road

St.Venera  (see the map)


Course cost

The cost of the 12 hour Standard Mental Health First Aid Course is €50. The cost includes MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion valid for 3 years.


Registration and Payment 


To book your participation contact us on or 21 22 4580



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