A Blended MHFA Course is comprised of two components, eLearning, the first component, plus an Instructor-led second component which may be either:
- A half day face-to-face session of 4-hours (Blended Face-to-Face Courses)
- 2 sessions of 2.5 hours offered via video conferencing technology (Blended Online Courses)
Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that teaches them about mental health problems, mental health crises and skills to offer initial help to an adult developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The follow-on face-to-face session allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate knowledge in a group environment, while applying their skills to specific scenarios.
After completing both steps, participants are eligible to complete an online assessment in order to receive a Certificate of Accreditation which is valid for 3 years. An Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider) is eligible to be appointed as a Mental Health First Aid Officer in your workplace.