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Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Higher Education

Standardized, Evidence-based, Accredited
Certified - Accredited Mental Health First Aider Valid for 3 years

Licensed by MHFA International

Overview

The course equips the students and faculty in your institution with the knowledge and skills to spot signs of people experiencing poor mental health, be confident to start a conversation and signpost a person to appropriate support. After the training, they will also be a part of the MHFAider community in India, gaining access to resources and ongoing learning to give them the tools and knowledge they need to carry out their role effectively and confidently.

As MHFAiders, your staff and students will be able to:

  • Recognize people experiencing poor mental health and provide them with first-level support and early intervention
  • Encourage a person to identify and access sources of professional help and other supports
  • Practice active listening and empathy
  • Have a conversation with improved mental health literacy around language and stigma
  • Discuss the MHFAider role in depth, including boundaries and confidentiality
  • Practice self-care for positive mental health

Format

  • A mix of instructor-led training, group discussions, and individual and group activities.
  • Session limits a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 20 learners in a batch
  • A self-paced e-learning component, followed by two 3-hour video conferencing sessions led by an accredited MHFA India Instructor

Takeaways

As part of the training, you receive:

  • A hard copy workbook to support their learning throughout the course
  • Access to E-learning
  • A digital MHFAider Certificate
  • Accreditation certificate valid for 3 years
  • The opportunity to be part of the fastest-growing MHFAider community in India

Criteria

This course is ideal for students and faculty members who would like to become MHFAiders.

Training Fee

The value of MHFA training is 20,000 + GST. Check the Training calendar open to the public for enrolment. Training fees may vary from one instructor to another. MHFA India does not employ MHFA instructors and they can set their prices.

Course Structure

Component 1

SELF-LEARNING (7-8 hours)
MODULE 1 MODULE 3
  • Introduction of Mental Health Problems in India and MHFA
  • Assessment
  • Anxiety and Mental Health First Aid plan
  • Assessment
MODULE 2 MODULE 4
  • Depression and Mental Health First Aid plan
  • Assessment
  • Psychosis and Mental Health First Aid plan
  • Assessment
MODULE 5 MODULE 6
  • Substance use problems and Mental Health First Aid plan
  • Assessment
  • Eating Disorders and Mental Health First Aid plan
  • Assessment

Component 2

INSTRUCTOR-LED LIVE SESSION (3 hours)
LIVE SESSION 1 LIVE SESSION 2
  • Set up
  • Mental Wellbeing in Education Campus
  • Revision of E-learning material (module 1)
  • ALGEE Action Plan
  • Revision of E-learning material (module 2)
  • Suicide Action plan
  • Scenario
  • Revision of E-learning material (module 3)
  • Crises and activities
  • Scenario
  • Revision of E-learning material (module 4)
  • Activities
  • Scenario
  • Revision of E-learning material (module 5)
  • Crises and activities
  • Scenario
  • De-briefing
  • Eating Disorders Module 6
  • Self-care, covering ideas on what your habits are and barriers to self-care in times of social distancing

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