Mental health issues are on the rise as people are experiencing financial hardship, as well as social isolation, due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Due to low mental health literacy, many Nepali don’t know there is professional help available to them when suffering from mental health issues.

In order to provide accurate information about mental health, Australia Nepal Public Link is organising mental health first aid training programs for Nepali international students in Victoria to better understand mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised evidence-based primary prevention program. MHFA helps to recognise mental health issues experienced by individual and provides skill sets to be able to offer effective help to the person and or their family.

Mental Health First Aid training for Nepali speaking international students will occur on the following dates and locations:

  • 28-29 November 2020 (9am to 4:30pm both days)
    Australian National Academy of Education (ANAE) 
    Level 8, 20 Queen Street, Melbourne
  • 12-13 December 2020 (9am to 4:30pm both days) 
    Blue Lotus College
    Level 2, 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
  • 20-21 February 2021 (9am to 4:30pm both days)
    Office of Consulate General of Nepal
    Level 7, 28-32 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
  • 20-21 March 2021 (9am to 4:30pm both days)
    Corpus Christi Primary School
    13-21 Widford Street, Glenroy

To register your interest, submit your details via this form and Australia Nepal Public Link will contact you with the program details.

This program is free of charge, and anyone who successfully completes the Mental Health First Aid training will receive an Accredited Mental Health First Aider certificate.