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MHFA Instructor Courses

  • Standardized

  • Evidence based

  • Accredited

Certificate - Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Licensed by MHFA International

Overview

Instructor is the key to MHFA training’. The instructor's prime responsibility is to provide MHFA Courses with fidelity following the approved structure in an ethical and respectful manner. Thus, the Instructor Course calls for intensive training, developing competency and the instructor having a good sense of community belongingness. Training helps in outlying the foreground for the instructor to enhance the sense of care and well-informed experience training to the different communities in the society, namely – workplace, public, and educational institutions.

As an MHFA™ Instructor, you will be able to:

  • Equipping quality knowledge among the population you’ll train
  • Practical skills on how to carry a supportive conversation on mental health following an evidence-based Action Plan
  • The right information in talking and promoting and accessing appropriate professional help and resources
  • Confidence in supporting someone experiencing mental health problem/Crisis
  • Ensuring mental wellness among the employees/students and faculty/ public

Format

  • Face to Face instructor training for SMHFA is delivered as a 40-hour course over five days with added 10 hours as independent self learning post completion of training.
  • Blended version of training for SMHFA comprises a minimum 40 hours of combination of self learning and virtual sessions. Additional 10 hours of self learning is required post training.
  • All training are led by MHFA National Instructor
  • Upon completion of training, instructors are required to shadow a senior MHFA instructor for a minimum of one sessions.

Takeaways

As part of the training, you receive:

  • Introduction to 12-hours SMHFA
  • Methods to deliver the MHFA program to suit diverse learning styles of people
  • A Trainer’s kit to deliver MHFA™ courses
  • Opportunity to run mock sessions while being mentored by senior instructors
  • Build your confidence and presentation skills to deliver the SMHFA
  • Ways to promote and deliver the training effectively

Suicide Prevention and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury First Aid Instructor course is a 16- hour course over 2 days delivered through an instructor-led live session.

Training Fee

Contact MHFA India for further details.

Criteria

  • Knowledge of mental health problems and their respective approaches
  • Personal or professional experience in mental health field
  • A balanced attitude towards people with mental health problems
  • Enthusiasm to deliver MHFA courses
  • Must have training experience
  • Excellent communication skills and a good group facilitation command
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A proven record of good conduct at community and workplace
  • Understanding that MHFA instructor role does not come as a conflict with roles of your professional and personal commitments
  • Dedicate time in planning, promoting, and delivering the course successfully.
  • Very good command of English language
  • The potential candidate should be residing and working in India

Process Of Evaluation & Approval

  • After receiving the application form, MHFA India will assess the same as per the mentioned criteria above
  • The shortlisted candidate will be informed about their online interview with the MHFA India team
  • Successful candidates will be informed via email about their acceptance for participation on the course
  • Your seat will be confirmed on receiving of the Course fee Prepayment

Types Of MHFA Instructor Course

Courses offered Format Hours Certificate
Instructor MHFA Standard Course Face to Face 40+10 hours
5 days classroom sessions
Accredited MHFA Instructor
Instructor MHFA Blended Course for Public Blended 40+10 hours
Self learning + live virtual sessions
Accredited MHFA Instructor
Instructor MHFA Blended Course for Workplace Face to Face 40+10 hours
Self learning + live virtual sessions
Accredited MHFA Instructor
Instructor MHFA Blended Course for Higher Education Blended 40+10 hours
Self learning + live virtual sessions
Accredited MHFA Instructor
Instructor MHFA for Suicide Prevention and NSSI Face to Face Blended 12 +5 hours Accredited MHFA Instructor
Instructor MHFA for Refresher Course Online 6 hours Accredited MHFA Instructor

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