Training & Education

MIFA(NT) provides a range of training and education throughout the year as identified by participants needs and sector trends. Our educational programs raise awareness about issues affecting people with a mental illness and our training programs offer an opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge and increase their skills.

Remind Assisting Families

The Assisting Families Mental Health Training program is a series of modules whereby each module focuses on a specific topic relating to mental health including Assisting with Depression, Assisting with Psychosis, Assisting with Difficult Times and Emotions, Assisting with Mental Illness and the Justice System.

Each module is delivered over a 3 hour session by trained facilitators and carers can choose to attend which sessions are appropriate to their needs.

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Course content is derived from a number of consensus studies incorporating the expertise of hundreds of researchers, clinicians, mental health consumer advocates and carer advocates across the English speaking western world.

MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

Living Well - Life Coaching

MIFA(NT) delivers weekly Living Well Life Coaching Sessions for anyone feeling unsettled, depressed or anxious. Living Well assists you to, identify what experiences you want in life, increase happiness and wellbeing, see your future options & solutions, focus on and use positive thoughts, language & actions and facilitate lasting life healthy changes.


Tobacco Free

Our Tobacco Free program provides a friendly and supportive group environment where you can learn more about how to quit or cut back your smoking. The program is for smokers who have a mental illness and want to quit or cut back, or are just thinking about working on their smoking. Each week different topics are discussed about smoking and how to quit or cut down and the group provides support and encouragement.

Mind Body Life Recipes for Life is a program that aims to help people living with a mental illness to achieve a healthier lifestyle by getting a better understanding of food, nutrition, cooking, health meals at home and overall well being. For more information about the above educational programs, please call or email the office. Program dates and times are available on the Mi Place Calendar. 


Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), MIFA(NT) is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carer’s and families. 


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2/273 Bagot Rd,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810

PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

P: (08) 8948 1051
Freecall: 1800 985 944 
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