Online Mental Health First Aid Program - October 2021

10:00am Thursday, 14 October 2021
12:30pm Friday, 15 October 2021
Mental Health Course
Workshop will take place online via zoom
This virtual workshop session will take place at 10.00am - 12.30pm AEDT on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October, New South Wales .

Through ALPMA, and thanks to legalsuper, you can now access Mental Health First Aid Australia’s (MHFA) blended MHFA training course that has been tailored to legal industry. 

This course is a combination of an online (eLearning) component (approx 6-8 hours to complete) and 2 x 2.5-hour online (via Zoom) training session that teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who might be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Within the general community there is a high prevalence of mental illness with 1 in 5 people suffering a mental health problem in any given year, however there is an even higher prevalence within the legal sector with 1 in 3 people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year. This might include (but is not limited to) depression, anxiety, substance abuse or stress, at a level that is considered unhealthy. Early recognition of signs and symptoms can lead to a return to usual performance quickly and can alleviate the problem worsening. 

Would you know how to assist a co-worker who was experiencing a mental health problem?

It’s important that you do, but it is equally as important that multiple people within your firm know how to assist too. MHFA Training should be encouraged across seniority, departments and genders to ensure diversity of support.

*The online courses are now open to NZ residents

Online Coursework    Online Workshop

The 6-8 hour eLearning component of the program will cover:

Developing mental health problems:

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

Mental health crises:

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

The 2 x 2.5 hour virtual workshop component covers:

  • Learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees and co-workers
  • Understand risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports
  • Learn how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE






This workshop is now sold out.  

Further dates can be found on our Mental Health First Aid Training page here

Presented By

Fiona Croswell

Mental Health First Aid Australia Accredited Instructor

Professional Development   

5 points - Professional Skills

Event Costs    

ALPMA Members: $275.00 per person (inc. GST)

Non members: $290.00 per person (inc. GST)


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Contact Information

Jo Hood

ALPMA L&D Coordinator


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