Blended MHFA for the White Collar Workplace

Designed for workplaces that require increased flexibility in the delivery of training for their staff members, the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for the White-Collar Workplace is a combination of online (eLearning) and 3.5-hours of follow-on face-to-face training. After completing both steps, participants are eligible to complete an online exam in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.


What the Course Covers

The course teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the white-collar workplace setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.


Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component (see further down) that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. The follow-on face-to-face training allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate skills in a group environment, and to address mental health problems in the workplace in more depth.


Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crisis situations covered:

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

Course Delivery

Self Paced eLearning

Participants have to complete the eLearning MHFA Course for the White-Collar Workplace before the face-to-face component is to be delivered.


3.5-hour face-to-face session

In this face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the workplace in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant workplace scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect 'a where to from now' in using mental health first aid skills in the workplace.

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