Online Learning Hub

Online Training and Resources 

WAAMH's training team has compiled a list of web-based training and education courses and resources for the WA mental health sector. These courses are not delivered by WAAMH, but have been identified as high quality and relevant to the sector. 

Please note - some (though not all) of the training courses listed may require payment, and some of them may require prior learning.

Organisation or host Description of Course/Resource Web link

Black Dog Institute

Free accredited online learning modules.

eMHPrac: e-Mental Health in Practice

The eMHPrac Project is funded by the Australian Government and aims to raise health practitioner awareness and knowledge of Digital Mental Health. The eMHPrac Project Resource page includes guides to Australian evidence-based online and teleweb services (e.g. apps, online programs, professionally moderated online forums, and phone services), as well as fact sheets, journal articles, webinars and podcasts.


Bridging research with clinical care, Orygen is a world-leader in youth mental health research and knowledge translation. Orygen's training packages and resources are informed by the latest research, evidence and the lived experience of young minds.

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Mental Health First Aid Australia teaches course participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or are experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis resolves.
MHPOD: Mental Health Professional Online Development MHPOD is an evidence-based online learning resource for people working in mental health. MHPOD was originally designed for nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists working in mental health in Australia, particularly those in their first two years of practice. While this remains the case, it is expected that other people, including general practitioners, support workers, peer workers, carer workers, Aboriginal health workers, and other allied health workers will also find it useful.

Heads Up

Developed by Beyond Blue, these free online resources are designed to increase understanding of mental health in the workplace and provide practical strategies to support individuals.

DV Alert

DV Alert provides free Domestic and Family Violence Response Training. It is a national training program designed for health, allied health, educational, childcare, and community support front-line workers.
The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use is a multidisciplinary research centre committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre offers evidence-based guidelines, online resources and evidence-based training to support and upskill healthcare professionals
Centre for Clinical Interventions This YouTube video explaining the various cycles of depression was created by the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI), which is a specialist clinical psychology service in Perth, Western Australia, administered through the North Metropolitan Health Service.

Mission Australia Resource Sharing Hub

Mission Australia hosts a selection of frameworks and downloadable resources discussing best practice for those working in community support services, cross-sector.

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) Trauma Informed Practice Guidelines

This paper describes the background to recommendations for a national strategic direction that promotes Trauma Informed Care and Practice (TICP) in Australia by championing a cultural shift in policy reform across mental health and human services.

Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Foundation’s training programs fosters the knowledge, skills and tools needed to empower recovery with people who have experienced trauma. Blue Knot Foundation delivers trauma-informed, vicarious trauma and complex trauma training across sectors around Australia.

LGBTI National Health Alliance and Mind Out

Going upstream: a framework for promoting the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet

Aboriginal Indigenous Health InfoNet offers resources and training courses relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples mental health practices.

Western Australia Mental Health Commission

The State Government's Mental Health Commission features an online learning portal and resources supporting mental health sector development.

Touch Base

Information, support and services for LGBTI Australians.  Contains information on alcohol and other drugs, mental health and sexual health, as well as a toolkit of resources and stories. 

Common Ground

Mission: To help Australians see the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by providing access to engaging and authentic content that will help bridge gaps in knowledge.
Common Ground is designed to build a foundational level of knowledge for all Australians, and be a go-to resource for those wanting to learn more and connect with our First Peoples   

Centre for Mental Health Learning VIC

The Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL) is the central agency for public mental health workforce development in Victoria, leading and driving innovation that strengthens and sustains a flexible, curious, knowledgeable and recovery-focused workforce. 

Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds develops mental health policy, services, interventions, training, programs and resources in response to the needs of professionals, children and their families. They partner with family members, national and international organisations to implement evidence-based practice into the Australian context. 
WellMob WellMob is a hub of wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It brings together over 200 videos, apps, podcasts and other websites in the one place and is free to access. WellMob is an holistic website which will support mental health as well as physical, cultural and spiritual health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
embrace multicultural mental health

The Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (the Framework) is a free, nationally available, online resource. It has been developed to support Australian mental health services, practitioners, Primary Health Networks and others to work effectively in a multicultural context.
The Framework allows organisations and individual practitioners to evaluate and enhance their cultural responsiveness, with access to a range of support and resources. 

To add your organisation 

If you would like to submit your organisation for consideration to include on the WAAMH Online Learning Hub, email