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Contact MIFWA


Mental Illness Fellowship of WA

Level 3, 9 The Avenue, Midland WA
P.O. Box 1947, Midland WA 6936
Telephone: (08) 9237 8900  
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.


Lorikeet Centre
104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007
P.O. Box 1006,
West Leederville 6901
Telephone: (08) 9237 8951 Facsimile: (08) 9381 9495
Office hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm


Or call 1800 985 944 9:00am-5:00pm weekdays.


For any COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS and SUGGESTIONS please fill out this FORM and email it to

Mental Health First Aid (4th Edition)

MIFWA is now hosting Mental Health First Aid training courses!


What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves.


Course Content

The Standard MHFA course is based on the International MHFA Guidelines. These guidelines were developed using consensus of mental health consumers, carers and professionals from English-speaking developed countries.

The standard MHFA course teaches members of the public how to assist someone who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Developing mental health problems covered:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance abuse

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe affects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.


Course Format

This is a 12-hour course (four modules, each of which is three hours). This takes place over four (usually consecutive) days. Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep as well as a Certificate of Completion.


Who can attend?

Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, but rather it is an educational course.


Upcoming MHFA Courses


Standard MHFA Course


4 Course Dates to choose from:

  • Wedneday and Thursday, 21st - 22nd February 2018
  • Thursday and Friday, 29th - 30th March 2018
  • Monday and Tuesday, 23rd - 24th April 2018
  • Thursday and Friday, 28th - 29th June 2018

Course Times: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: MIFWA Office, 3rd Floor, 9 The Avenue Street, Midland WA 6056
Course Price:


Contact Details
Name: Joyce Vidot
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0400 824 170
Additional Info: MHFA Training for Carers and families in the South East Metropolitan area. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is provided. Please state dietary requirements.