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Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Public

Standardized, Evidence-based, Accredited
Certificate - Certified Mental Health First Aider
Accreditation - Accredited Mental Health First Aider valid for 3 years

Licensed by MHFA International

Overview

The course equips you with an evidence-based action plan to recognise, understand and respond to people experiencing a mental health problem or crisis in the workplaces and communities. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

With the training, you can:

  • Intervene early: Recognise the warning signs of mental health problems in other adults
  • Gain skills: Get the skills needed to speak openly and accurately about mental health
  • Respond in a crisis: Respond across a range of crises where an adult may be at risk of harm
  • Reduce stigma: Reduce stigma and increase support for those experiencing and living with mental health problems

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 Instructor

Takeaways

As part of the training, you receive:

  • A hard copy of the MHFA manual 4rth edition 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

The course is run all over India and is available to any adult.

Training Fee

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


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
  • Substance use problems 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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