mental health first aid: refresher training

MHFA Refresher Courses are available to individuals who have completed a previous Mental Health First Aid training course (face-to-face, blended or online), to update their knowledge and build on the skills they have acquired.

They are an essential part of maintaining accreditation as an MHFAider in Australia and need to be completed within 3 years of completing your initial MHFAider accreditation. 

If you didn’t complete the accreditation assessment at the end of your course? Don’t  worry –  the online assessment can be accessed any time within the 3 years following your training workshop.

Take the assessment via the link in your MHFA Australia account dashboard here. 

When you complete a refresher, not only do you benefit from reinforced knowledge and skills, with the latest available, best-practice delivery and insights, you will also be accredited for another 3 years.

Upcoming MHFA Refresher Training

Book your place at one of our upcoming Mental Health First Aid Refresher training workshops. 

Your facilitator: Joel Clapham

Joel Clapham was a young man on the rise, who in late 2013, seemingly had it all…

Then aged 31, married with three healthy children and a home in suburban Melbourne, Joel was appointed the youngest senior executive in the financial services industry, and went on to win multiple awards for marketing and community-building campaigns.

But below the surface, Joel was disintegrating.

In mid-2016, a perfect storm of crises saw him nearly lose it all. Including himself.

Desperate to avoid the same fate as his father, who died by suicide when Joel was 16, he actively chose to be open, seek and accept help and treatment, and ensure he firstly survived, and then thrived once more.

In 2019 Joel established Hearten Up, a mental health training organisation and is a well-respected and in-demand mental health training specialist and consultant, a Principal Master Instructor in Mental Health First Aid, who is also undertaking postgraduate study and training to be a psychologist.

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.

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

Joel is also an award-winning writer and performer with national tours of two solo shows, Humpty Dumpty Daddy, and Loves Me, Loves Me Not, both of which looked at mental health, identity and masculinity and have been performed to critical success at comedy and fringe festivals around Australia.

Joel Clapham<br />
Founder & Executive Director, Hearten Up<br />
Principal Master Instructor, Mental Health First Aid Australia

Private Training delivery options


Most of our Mental Health First Aid training is delivered by private arrangement with companies and organisations.

We can deliver this training on-site at your workplace, or arrange suitable facilities for you.

Fill in the contact form if you’d like to enquire about private training for your people.