Resilience First Aid (RFA)

Face to Face i Blended online i 100% online

Course Description

9 out of 10 people can benefit from increasing resilience skills which protect against mental illness such as depression and anxiety.

This is why we need to take a preventative approach to mental health. Rather than waiting until people need professional treatment, we can start supporting each other to connect and build mental wellness proactively.

Resilience First Aid (RFA) as a mental health certification teaches you strength-based skills to build resilience in others. You will learn how to spot signs of low resilience, learn language to talk proactively, and skills that build resilience.

This is a new approach to put trained mental health champions in place who actively boost the resilience and mental health in their communities.

RFA Training Outcomes

What’s unique about RFA, and what are the outcomes from completing this valuable preventative mental health certification?

  • Become a resilience champion – Learn how to promote a culture of resilience through strong relationships, sharing knowledge, and having impactful conversations that matter

  • Learn how to help – Your colleagues, friends, and family are facing more challenges than ever before. Learn how to be there for them taking a proactive approach to protect against mental illness and suicide

  • Develop your own resilience – Learn how to look after your own mental health proactively through practical and effective skills. RFA includes an effective self-care system to help support your own personal sustainability while supporting others through Anchoring

  • Build your CV – Resilience First Aid is quickly becoming an internationally recognised certification, showing employers and others your commitment to making a positive impact on the mental health of others

  • Shift to Prevention – Rather than waiting for mental health crises, take a proactive approach with RFA and teach people crucial conversational skills and resilience knowledge to actively protect mental health
  • Culture of Resilience – RFA skills teach people at all levels how to create a healthy and psychosocially safe culture of resilience, fostering connection and stronger teamwork
  • Scientific Foundation – RFA builds on the peer-reviewed Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model, providing a comprehensive framework to understand and support resilience. These tools are also helpful for self-management through increasing personal resilience and communication skills
  • Accredited Excellence – With an accreditation by prestigious institutions like Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) and the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), RFA represents best practice preventative training that can be invested in with confidence 

Included in Resilience First Aid

Resilience First Aid is a high-impact course that teaches you practical skills alongside the latest neuroscience of preventative mental health. What’s unique are the resources that you take away. This is what’s included:

3 Year Certification

Resilience First Aid Responder Kit

Driven Resilience App

PR6 Resilience Report


Duration: 2 Days

Prerequisites: None, open to anyone over 18


  • Learn useful everyday language skills to support resilience in others
  • Build personal sustainability through resilience skills
  • Learn how to spot risk early and refer to help
  • Outcome, be Resilience First Aid Certified


  • Fully online – self-paced, start any time
  • Live – trainer led either face to face or blended online

Fees: AU $575 pp 

Who is RFA Valuable For?

The Resilience First Aid (RFA) program is valuable for anyone looking to build personal resilience alongside learning how to support the resilience of those they interact with and care about. This training is ideal for:

Managers and Leaders

RFA equips managers and leaders with the skills to proactively support the mental health and resilience of their teams. By understanding the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Model (PR6), managers can create a culture of resilience and foster stronger teamwork.

Human Resources Professionals

HR professionals can benefit from RFA by gaining the knowledge and tools to promote employee well-being and create a psychologically safe work environment. RFA skills can help HR professionals gain a useful tool to transform culture into a resilient and thriving environment.

Peer Support Workers

Peer support workers can enhance their ability to connect with and support others by learning the language and skills to build resilience. RFA certification demonstrates a commitment to proactive mental health support and can improve the effectiveness of peer support interventions.

Educators and Teachers

Teachers and educators can apply RFA skills to support the mental well-being of their students, fostering a positive learning environment. By understanding the neuroscience of resilience, educators can better identify and address the needs of students who may be struggling.

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, therapists, and counselors, can benefit from RFA by gaining a comprehensive understanding of resilience and its impact on mental health. RFA skills can complement their existing knowledge and help them provide more effective support to patients and clients.

Community Leaders

Community leaders, such as speakers, coaches, and mentors, can use RFA skills to build resilience within their communities. By promoting a culture of resilience and connection, community leaders can help prevent mental health crises and foster a supportive environment.

Caregivers and Family Members

Caregivers and family members can benefit from RFA by learning how to support the resilience of their loved ones. RFA skills can help caregivers maintain their own mental well-being while providing better support and understanding to those they care for.

Individuals Seeking Personal Growth

RFA is valuable for individuals who want to develop their own resilience and improve their mental well-being. By learning practical skills and understanding the neuroscience of resilience, individuals can enhance their ability to cope with challenges and maintain mental wellness.

First Responders and Emergency Services Personnel

First responders and emergency services personnel often face high-stress situations that can impact their mental health. RFA training can provide them with the tools to build and maintain their own resilience, as well as support the resilience of their colleagues and the people they serve.

Occupational Health and Safety Professionals

Use RFA skills to promote a mentally healthy workplace and reduce the risk of mental health issues among employees. By incorporating RFA training into their health and safety initiatives, they can create a more proactive approach to employee well-being and resilience.