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First Aid

Resilience First Aid is about being proactive

– a preventative approach to mental health.

Learn how to build mental fitness through a practical strength-based approach.

Resilience First Aid

9 out of 10 of people can benefit from increasing resilience skills which protect against mental illness such as depression and anxiety. Throughout the pandemic, this need has only increased.

This is why we need to take a preventative approach to mental health. Rather than waiting until people need professional treatment, we can start supporting each other to connect and build mental wellness proactively.

Resilience First Aid (RFA) as a mental health certification teaches you strength-based skills to build resilience in others. You will learn how to spot signs of low resilience, learn language to talk proactively, and skills that build resilience.

This is a new approach to put trained mental health champions in place who actively boost the resilience and mental health in their communities.

Delivery Format

College Students in Classroom

Face-to Face

2 x 7-hour sessions 

over 2 days or

4 x 3.5-hour sessions

over 4 days

Working From Home

Blended Face-to-Face

2-hour Primer - Instructor Led Video Conferencing

10 Hours eLearning  (14 days to complete) 

2 Hour Closing - Instructor Led Video Conferencing

Upcoming Courses

Become a resilience champion. Learn how to promote a culture of resilience through strong relationships, sharing knowledge, and having impactful conversations that matter.


Learn how to help. Your colleagues, friends, and family are facing more challenges than ever before.


Learn how to be there for them taking a proactive approach to protect against mental illness and suicide.


Develop your own resilience. Learn how to look after your own mental health proactively through practical and effective skills.


Build your CV. Resilience First Aid is accredited and quickly becoming an internationally recognised certification, showing employers and others your commitment to making a positive impact on the mental health of others.

3 Year Certification

  • Complete the full 14 hours of online training within three months to complete the Resilience First Aid Certification 

  • Get a digital certificate along with acknowledgement of 14 hours of continuing professional development training hours completed

  • Certificate valid for 3 years, with option to renew your certification with a 1-day refresher training at the end of the 3 years


This course is recognised by Suicide Prevention Australia as a safe, high-quality, and effective suicide prevention program.

Why This Matters

Only 1 in 10 people have resilience that’s strong enough to protect against mental illness. This means 9 out of 10 of people can benefit from increasing resilience skills to boost protection against depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental ill-health.

50% of people will experience a period of mental illness in their life, but only two thirds will feel confident to talk about it with someone they trust. 

In Australia, the mental health crisis costs somewhere between $43 billion and $51 billion per year, while a further $130 billion is the cost of the loss in productivity due to the mental health issues.

This is why we need to take a preventative approach to mental health. Rather than waiting until people need professional treatment, we can start supporting each other to connect and build mental wellness proactively.



























Don’t wait until the people around you are struggling. 

Take on the challenge now to build mental health proactively. 

This is how we can make a long-term impact.

Proactive mental health builds personal capacity that can help an individual avoid various mental health problems. It can also identify issues much earlier and prevent costs to the individual, the community, and society at large. Proactive mental health is more affordable and accessible and comes with more benefits than reactive mental illness treatment.

When we care earlier for the mental wellbeing of our friends, family, and colleagues, we can start to shift this global trend. This means we bring forward mental health intervention and we focus on building strengths in ourselves and each other – protective factors that prevent depression and mental illness through improved resilience and wellbeing.


This is proactive mental health.


What's Included:


RFA is a high-impact course that teaches you practical skills alongside the latest neuroscience of preventative mental health. As part of completing the certification, you will receive:

  • 14 hours interactive training on preventative mental health skills

  • 14 hours Continuing Education Credits

What sets Resilience First Aid apart is the resources that you take away. In addition to the two-day training course, you’ll also get the following resources to keep learning and build resilience:

  • 12 months access to the accredited Driven Resilience App with full mental health and resilience training courses. This is a comprehensive digital resource that includes daily resilience-building activities to continue learning beyond the certification. Use the AI-powered chatbot to track your progress and chat each day, along with quick techniques for in-the-moment help, as well as detailed training for larger goals

  • Your own Resilience First Aid Responder Kit – a set physical resources to facilitate conversations. This includes a comprehensive Responder Manual with all the course content, a RFA wallet card with key information, magnetic resilience skill tiles, domain skill cards, resilience ball, resilience pocket guide, waterproof notebook, and more to help you keep the concepts alive and visible

  • Community access to connect with other responders and people interested to build the resilience of others and themselves. Share ideas and challenges, helping to build a movement to be proactive about mental health

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