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Intellectual Disability MHFA

(12 Hours – Certified and accredited for 3 years)


This course covers all the same topics included in our standard MHFA course but focuses on how to use the MHFA framework with those who have an intellectual disability. Particular emphasis is placed on the different communication methods that may be more effective when helping and supporting those with an intellectual disability.

The course is designed for workplaces, organisations or individuals who work or live with people suffering from an intellectual disability.

What You’ll Learn

Mental Health Issues Covered:

Course Format

Our Intellectual Disability MHFA course is delivered face to face using two trainers. The course runs for 12-hours and is usually taken over 2 or 3 days. All participants will receive an in-depth Mental Health First Aid manual to keep for reference and certification will be issued on the day of completion.

Who can attend a MHFA course?

Intellectual disability MHFA is open to all participants and is ideally aimed at those aged 18 or above. The course is designed to be educational and is not a therapy or support group.

Note: The information provided in the course is for general mental health first aid only and is not intended to be and should not be relied upon as a substitute for specific professional medical advice.


Accreditation is issued directly by Mental Health First Aid Australia. All participants who have completed a MHFA course will be invited to take a short online accreditation assessment. Full detail here.

Once accredited you will be eligible to be appointed as a Mental Health First Aid officer within the workplace. Read all about the MHFAider Program.

Our Trainers

All our Mental Health First Aid course facilitators have undertaken rigorous training with Mental Health First Aid Australia and are highly experienced in their field. Compassionate and caring all our trainers have first-hand lived experience of dealing with Mental Health issues in the field and in everyday life. Dedicated and experienced our trainers will ensure you can build the skills, confidence, and knowledge you’ll need to recognise, approach and support someone with an intellectual disability who is developing or suffering from a mental health issue. For more information on our team click here.

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Contact us to express your interest about this course.