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What is involved in a Blended MHFA course?

There are three steps to complete as part of taking a Blended MHFA course.

  1. The first step is the eLearning component of the course. You will need to enrol to do the eLearning course through the MHFA website. Once you have enrolled, you will be sent your unique MHFA access code, and an MHFA course manual will be posted to you. When you have received your manual you will be able to start your eLearning. It involves approximately 6 hours of work in total. It is a pre-requisite that you complete the eLearning Course before participating in the half-day session with an Instructor.
  2. The next step is to find an accredited MHFA instructor (more about how to find an instructor here) who can deliver the half day face-to-face session of the Blended course to you, and to attend this session no later than 3 months after your completion of the eLearning component. This step involves some revision, application and discussion of the content and skills learnt by participants in the eLearning, and some additional exercises to help with learning. It is also be possible for an organisation that wants to enrol multiple participants to first find an instructor who they pay to organise and distribute the eLearning logins, before they then deliver the face-to-face session of the course.
  3. Finally, you will need to complete a standardised online assessment through the MHFA website in order to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider). Accredited MHFAiders receive a digital Certificate of Accreditation that will be valid for 3-years after having completed both the face-to-face session with the instructor, and the eLearning component of the course.

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