Stepping Stone Trust - Community Mental Health Recovery Services | Mental Health First Aid
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Mental Health First Aid

To apply for any listed courses, follow the links to read the relevant information and follow the instructions included.  Course dates are shown below.

Mental Health First Aid –  to look at the brochure for this training, please click here .

About Mental Health First Aid

Where does the course come from?

This Mental Health First Aid course has been developed over more than 15 years by a combination of university researchers, professionals and people with lived experience of mental distress and illness in Australia and New Zealand. It is an accredited, international programme and has been presented to over 2 million participants in more than 25 countries. It is adapted under licence in New Zealand to reflect New Zealand cultures, services and statistics. See this video to get an idea of what the course has to offer:


Who is presenting the Course?

The accredited course facilitator is Jess Lawless. Jess has several years experiencing working in mental health in both  residential and community settings with adults and particularly with youth. She has worked in the community and also in collaboration with DHB Specialist Mental Health Services. Jess is currently completing her studies as a Child and Family Psychologist. Jess is highly regarded as a dynamic, inclusive and engaging course facilitator.


Next Courses


Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2021, 9:30am to 4:30pm
#2 Friday 26th & Saturday 27th March 2021, 9:30am to 4:30pm
#3 Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th April 2021, 6pm to 9pm and Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th April 2021, 6pm to 9pm
#4 Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th May 2021, 6pm to 9pm and Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th May 2021, 6pm to 9pm

Location: 92 Lincoln Road, Addington, Chch

To enrol: click on this email address  giving your name, email address and contact phone number. Your place is not secured until payment is received.


Course fee is $395.

Do we have any subsidies to reduce the cost?

From time to time we receive grants to provide part payment of the course fees.

Currently we can offer significantly reduced rates:

  • if you work or volunteer in a church setting or community ministry.
  • Are a 24/7 worker


We also have a small hardship fund that may apply.

Please mention in your email if you think any of these may apply to you or call reception on 03 338 6390 to discuss.

Payment can be made by direct credit into bank account 03-1703-0038712-000. Please reference with “MHFA” and your name. If you have paid, mention this in your email booking.