Legal Industry Mental Health First Aid Training

Through ALPMA you can now access Mental Health First Aid Australia’s (MHFA) blended MHFA training course that has been tailored to legal workplaces.  This course is a combination of an online (eLearning) component and a 4/5-hour face-to-face training session that teaches managers, supervisors and individuals how to assist a co-worker who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Within the general community there is a high prevalence of mental illness with 1 in 5 people suffering in the workplace however, there is an even higher incidence in the legal workplace with 1 in 3 lawyers, at any one stage, suffering depression, high anxiety and stress. 

Early recognition of signs and symptoms can lead to a return to usual performance quickly and can alleviate the problems worsening. 

Would you know how to assist a co-worker who was experiencing a mental health problem? 

It’s important that you do, but it is equally as important that multiple people within your firm know how to assist too. MHFA Training should be encouraged across seniority, departments and genders to ensure diversity of support.

ALPMA is pleased to be offering our inaugural MHFA Training Course at the ALPMA Summit: 4-6 September 2019 (MCEC)

The E-Learning Component Covers:

Developing mental health problems:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis 
  • Substance use problems
  • Eating disorders

Mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours 
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks 
  • Traumatic events 
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

The 4-Hour F2F Component Covers:

  • Learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of mental health problems and crises in your employees and co-workers.
  • Understand risk factors and appropriate evidence-based treatments and supports.
  • Learn how to respond and offer appropriate support to employees and co-workers using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan ALGEE.

How to Enrol

1. Register for one of the F2F training timeslots at the ALPMA Summit. Other timeslots may open depending on the level of interest received.

2. Complete the online training course prior to attending the F2F training. Access to the online training materials will be provided after registration for your preferred F2F workshop.

Date Event Time Location Venue Presenter


ALPMA Members: $255/pp
ALPMA Non-Members: $299/pp
ALPMA Partners: $299/pp


  • Online course component 
  • Face to Face training component
  • MHFA Course Manual (provided at F2F)

Normal retail price for this blended course is approx. $350+/pp

ALPMA will be offering Face to Face training in other states in the coming months and aims to have 20% of our members qualified as Mental Health First Aiders by the end of 2020. Minimum numbers are required for each F2F training session, so to help us to co-ordinate these sessions please register your interest within your state. Firm training and corporate rates are also available.

Please email: for more information.

This initiative is proudly supported by

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Major Summit Partners

Principal Partner

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