mental health first aid training

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based course developed in Australia nearly 20 years ago, and now in almost 30 countries around the world.

The course was the first of its kind and just like physical first aid, provides people with the knowledge and skills to provide first-level support and guidance until the person is connected with professional services.

Hearten Up are accredited to delivered Mental Health First Aid to workplaces, organisation, communities and individuals.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course is for any interested adult, and can be delivered face-to-face, online, or a combination of both. 

You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Read more about MHFA’s guidelines and courses at their website.

Your instructor

Joel Clapham 

As a former cog in the corporate machine, Joel knows from his own experience how critical it is that businesses and organisations are both capable and comfortable in supporting their people. Because that’s what they are… people

Joel is now a freelance writer, a touring storyteller and comedian on the themes of mental health, fatherhood, good masculinity and empathy, as well as an accredited instructor in Mental Health First Aid. 

Through Hearten Up, Joel brings together his personal story, experiences, humour, compassion, and training, to help bring more heart to an often-hard world.   

Upcoming public training courses

In-House training

If your organisation is interested in having private in-house training workshops, please get in touch and we’ll arrange it with you.

Joel delivered an engaging and heartfelt keynote presentation to our recent International Summit that aligned perfectly with our event brief.

Joel was professional, punctual and able to quickly build a sense of connection and rapport with the audience through his storytelling.

Shannon Anderson

CEO, Mental Health First Aid International