Journal article

Longer-term effectiveness of eLearning and blended delivery of Mental Health First Aid training in the workplace: 2-Year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial

Nicola J Reavley, Amy J Morgan, Julie-Anne Fischer, Betty A Kitchener, Nataly Bovopoulos, Anthony F Jorm

INTERNET INTERVENTIONS-THE APPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence relating to long-term outcomes of online education programs is largely lacking and head-to-head comparisons of different delivery formats are very rare. The aims of the study were to test whether eLearning Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or blended training (eLearning plus face-to-face course delivery), implemented in an Australian public sector workplace, were more effective than a control intervention at 1-year and 2-year follow-up, and whether blended MHFA training was more effective than eLearning alone. Material and methods: Australian public servants (n = 608 at baseline) were randomly assigned to complete an eLearning MHFA course, a blended MHFA course or Red Cro..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The trial was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1061636), which played no role in the design of the study, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data or writing of the manuscript. AFJ is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant. AM is supported by a University of Melbourne CR Roper Fellowship.