Online Training - Mental Health First Aid (Saturdays)

This is a blended online Mental Health First Aid training course that includes a self paced eLearning component and an instructor-led component via video conferencing.


The course teaches participants about the signs and symptoms of mental health literacy and provides practical skills needed to support someone experiencing a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. It informs participants the types of help and supports available and how to help someone access the support they need using a practical, evidence based action plan.

Training format:

Self paced eLearning modules - 5 to 7 hours to complete
Participants must allow for adequate time to complete the 5-7 hours eLearning component prior and notify the trainer prior by the due date prior to the 1st scheduled interactive Zoom session.

Instructor led video conferencing sessions - 2 x 2.5 hours

Total CPD hours 12 scientific

Course Timeline:

Registration closes - Monday 2nd October 2023

eLearning materials distributed - Monday 9th October 2023

eLearning must be completed by - Monday 23rd October 2023

Zoom links sent to participants - Wednesday 1st November 2023

1st Online Zoom session - Saturday 4th November

2nd Online Zoom session - Saturday 18th November

Webinar Times - Saturday 4th & 18th November 2023:

NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
SA - 1:30 pm - 4:00pm
QLD - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
NT -
12:30 pm - 3:00pm
WA - 11:00pm - 1:30pm

Presented by: Dr Roisin McGrath

DipDh, DipDT, GC-INTLHL GCUT MPH PhD, MHFA Licensed Instructor

Roisin has worked in the oral health field for over 30 years. She currently works part-time at the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in Oral Health and is also employed by Dental Health Services Victoria as the Manager of the Dental Teaching Clinic at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. She has qualifications in dental assisting, dental hygiene and dental therapy. She also has a Graduate Certificate in International Health, a Master of Public Health (Sexual Health) and a PhD in oral health promotion.

Never one to stop learning, Roisin has recently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. She is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor and delivers MHFA training to dental practitioners. Roisin is a passionate advocate for the oral health professions and has been actively involved in the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia for many years.

Registration cost:

Registration is only open to DHAA Members at a cost of $150


9/10/2023 - 18/11/2023
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