Beyond All Bounds
Beyond All Bounds
We’re passionate about mental health. We empower everyday Australians with a blend of humanity and first response skills to support people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or who are in crisis.
It all starts with awareness and asking questions. The power of a conversation cannot be understated. Be the one whose words could make all the difference.
The Magnitude of the problem
In any given year, 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental health illness.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 25-44.
54% of people with a mental illness do not seek any treatment.
Every day in Australia, at least 6 people die by suicide.
Depression is the #1 cause of non-fatal disability in Australia (23%).
There are approximately 65,300 suicide attempts in Australia each year.
Why Complete A Mental Health First Aid Course?
BECOME A FIRST RESPONDER
Develop the skills to provide assistance to someone experiencing a mental health crisis. You could save a life.
RECOGNISE COMMON MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESSES
We teach you how to spot the warning signs. Learn how to confidently approach, listen and communicate with people, the right way.
LEARN FROM AN INSTRUCTOR WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE
Develop greater understanding about mental health problems from an educator who has real life experience.
AUSTRALIAN EVIDENCE-BASED TRANING
MHFA Australia has 20 years of experience in providing training courses that use rigorous scientific research methods to create and evaluate their work.
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Your new understanding will help to break down the stigma that prevents people from seeking professional help. Take action and become an ally.
What you will learn
Learn how to support someone who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a crisis, including:
Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviours
Non-Suicidal Self Injury
Since 2002, MHFA has been growing rapidly
People trained across the world
Countries now educating MHFA
Australians have completed the MHFA course
MHFA courses are run annually in Australia
We Are Beyond All Bounds
Join the 900,000+ Australian mental health first aiders already accredited and helping support other’s to become well.
Promote positive workplace culture an wellbeing and nurture your greatest asset, your people. We will come to you or you can come to us.
I recently completed a Mental Health First Aid 2-day course with Ben as our excellent facilitator. Ben was well organised, compassionate and compelling and I found the course extremely valuable both professionally (I am a Suicide Prevention Coordinator) and as a human living amongst other humans! I highly recommend Ben as a mental health trainer and hope to see Beyond All Bounds continue to grow and deliver this course to more people.
Eleanor – Suicide Prevention Co-Ordinator
Ben is an engaging, knowledgeable facilitator. Ben managed the group well and responded to all questions and discussions with openness. The course is applicable to all workplaces and personal situations and would be beneficial to anyone and everyone. Learning about Ben’s personal story was of particular interest and it was heart-warming to see him take on a role as an educator, with clearly so much to offer. Ben’s innate characteristics make him a natural facilitator.
Karyn – HR Manager
Ben was a very knowledgeable, engaging and open facilitator – it was a surprise to learn that this is a new venture for him! He created a safe space for all participants to be inquisitive and shared personal stories which added unique perspectives to the rich learning environment he created. I highly recommend Ben for any organisation seeking a high impact and practical Mental Health First Aid training course!
Michelle, Manager HR Development – Department of Training and Workforce Development
Ben is a very knowledgeable trainer and delivers the course in an engaging and informative manner. I believe all businesses need to train staff to be able to deliver this much needed assistance to people in and outside their workplace. As a small business owner, I found this to be an invaluable tool, as well as clarifying some myths around mental illness. Absolutely, 100% recommend Ben and Beyond All Bounds.
Susan – Yogi, Meditation Teacher
Excellent presentation style; easy-going, respectful, courteous and knowledgeable. The content flowed extremely easily. Conscious of the needs of the group. An absolute natural.
Alex – School Teacher
Absolutely loved this course! Ben was an amazing instructor and shared his real-life experiences with us by being vulnerable with his own stories. This allowed us to connect and understand him. This course gives you a massive insight into everyone’s day to day struggles. Having this course under your belt equips you with the basic tools to help people in need. Highly recommend!
Jake, NLP Master Coach
I’ve been on many courses, but these last two days it was almost like I was learning everything again for the first time but from a different perspective, and this was profoundly powerful. The instructor taught compassion and empathy just through his conviction alone. His passionate guidance, bold authenticity and honesty were invaluable.
Jessica, Occupational Therapist
Attended a Mental Health 2-day workshop by Ben recently and was extremely impressed by not only the delivery but his ability to share his own personal experiences which made it significantly more real. This is a must-do course and would highly recommend Ben and B.A.B.
Mark, Life Coach
I spent my weekend studying the mental health first aid course. This is something I’m very passionate about and as someone who has suffered from depression/anxiety, I learnt a lot and found this course super rewarding. I highly recommend this course to everyone.
Matt, Roofing Technician
An excellent course. I now have the knowledge to recognise someone with a mental health problem. Wished I had them before my daughter was diagnosed with bipolar and depression.