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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) was founded in 2000 by Betty Kitchener and Anthony Jorm in Australia. It is now internationally recognized and can be found in 24 countries.
Ko Awatea, in partnership with Counties Manukau, was the original license holder of MHFA. Te Pou became the new host of MHFA Aotearoa New Zealand in July 2020.
As the dedicated provider, Te Pou will look at the adaptation and implementation of the MHFA program within the cultural context of New Zealand. By realizing the workforce potential for mental health and wellbeing, the newly adapted programmes will ensure people working within communities, private or non-private sectors have the basic knowledge and skills to respond to mental health and addiction needs at a level that is appropriate to their day-to-day roles.
Mental Health First Aid International, based in Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that develops, delivers and evaluates accredited mental health training programs.
The Mental Health First Aid Program began in Australia in 2000, and has since evolved into a global movement that is delivered by an active community of licensed providers in 24 countries. To date, over 4 million people worldwide have been trained.
Visit www.mhfainternational.org for more information.