Mental Health First Response is a 1 day 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.

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 parts


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 practices.

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
  • Individual workbooks
  • Visual, game-based and participant-led learning environment
  • Guided by highly skilled and experienced CoLiberate facilitators∙
  • Practice opportunities
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

MHFR Recertification Training

A tightly focused package of advanced practice scenarios, activites and tools designed to refresh a extend on our MHFR Certification. Suited to all first responders, whether highly confident, motivated, and ready to level up, or seeking a boost to support you to continue having the CONVOS that count.

Offered In person or Online
1/2 day

6-14 people

For people who trained in MHFR needing to recertify and expand their support practice.

Contact us to discuss.

Next public course

(ONLINE) RECERTIFICATION MHFR - Fri 9th Sept 2022Dates don't suit? Fill out this EOI Form

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 consultation about Mental Health First Response Training for your workplace.
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Send someone from your workplace to do the training with people from other organisations.

Available public courses dates

If you are curious to hear more about the benefits of training with CoLiberate check out this short clip from Sanj Silva, National Personal Development Manager for NZCPA.