Mental Health First Aid Refresher (SHHR04)

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course Refresher - 4 hours duration (Course Code SHHR04)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.  Mental health problems are common, there is stigma associated with mental health problems and many people do not recognise mental health problems.  Professional help is not always available and many people do not know how to help.

Refresher courses are 4 hour face-to-face courses that allow people who have previously completed a 12 or 14 hour Mental Health First Aid course to refresh their knowledge and skills. For people who are Accredited MHFAiders, the refresher courses offer an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.


To apply for these courses; ANU staff should enrol via HORUS.

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to attend the training program; and
  • Local area charging code


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