Mental Health First Response is a 1 day small group training. It delivers key understandings, skills, and practices so people can provide first response and co-care support for your wider community or workplace. This succinct and robust training enables you to respond quickly and effectively.

Workplace Trainings
Individual Opportunities

This course is a must if you are working in a team environment. I feel I have gained the skills to approach and have an uncomfortable conversation around Mental Health. A very valuable experience!

Logan Van BeekCricketer, NZCPA

I look after health and safety within our organisation. Whilst we are a small and heavy tradie based company I thought it would be very useful to have five people trained in mental health first aid. We have all really enjoyed this course and the way it is conducted is very real and emotions based rather than an immediate medical response. I feel we can support our team and make these conversations normal to break down the tough tradie stigma. Loved this course and will recommend to many people!

Jennifer WilsonHR and H&S - Sign Foundry

The MHFR skills training was extremely relevant and relatable to my work. I appreciated going through the training with other likeminded individuals and developing my confidence in approaching others to check in and provide support that is appropriate for their mental health. The facilitators are extremely kind, empathetic and nurturing, and guided us through a very safe and educational training. Thank you CoLiberate!

Shelby WilsonPublic Health Advisor, Wellington Public Health Unit

I would recommend this course for any people leader, or in fact any organisation, that wishes to bring more compassion and valuable tools towards improving capability around mental wellbeing. The online delivery is a convenient way to access the course and the skills application is valuable in practicing the theory so we can be prepared to respond appropriately. In my view, every people leader should undertake this kind of training to improve their leadership capability.

Anca MillerGarage project

Course Information

This course is made up of four 90min Phases

1. Mental Health Support Platforms 

This session creates a strong foundation for all understandings of best support practices.

2. CRISIS Response 

This session develops your confidence to respond to mental health crises by understanding best practice.

3. CONVOS Support Framework 

This session guides you through a conversational framework to help you provide mental health support early.

4. Practice 

Build confidence by practicing the skills and applying it to your context in this session.

All sessions have:
  • Participatory learning approach
  • Individually completed digital workbooks
  • Visual, game-based and participant-led learning environment
  • Guided by highly skilled and experienced CoLiberate facilitators∙
  • CoLiberate’s acclaimed group experience model
Download the MHFR Course Outline

Delivery Options:


  • Hosted remotely through video conferencing software.
    4 x 90mins sessions covering all 4 phases.

  • Hosted In Room in Wellington
    1 Day training // 9 – 5pm // includes sufficient breaks

  • Can travel to deliver in Room anywhere in New Zealand.

    *travel fees will be included.

On completion, you will be an accredited CoLiberate Mental Health First Responder. MHFR Certificate is valid for One Year



You’re here because you trained in Mental Health First Aid and you want to recertify?

You’re in the right place. Best to get in touch with someone in the team to arrange logistics, costings, and dates.

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Interested? Get in Touch

Want to know how to respond to challenges when they arise in your workplace?

Want to equip yourself with the necessary skills for immediate response?

Get in touch with our Services Connector, Grainne to arrange
Mental Health First Response Training for your workplace.

Talk logistics, costs, and any concerns you may have.

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Available public courses