Positivity is a glorious emotion to be enjoyed in our lives. Who doesn’t like to be happy always? Unfortunately, being ‘positive’ always and ignoring the negative things around us completely might actually be more harmful than we think. Psychologists are terming this attitude as ‘positive… Read More
COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of everyone. It is a potential risk factor for developing mental illnesses. MHFA India is working with different stakeholders at this time to assure prevention and encourage early help-seeking of mental health problems. In this page, you will find useful information to support the mental well being of workplaces and the public, at large.
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Employees trained in MHFA skills are better equipped to support themselves and their peers. The poor mental health of an employee is a cost to the business. Contact us now to book your training. Know More
When speaking about scientific evidence, it is unavoidable to use technical jargon related to it. However, I will try to keep it to a bare minimum so that everyone who reads this can understand why MHFA is called an evidence based practice. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is supported by… Read More
Self care at workplace:
Self care isn’t just a duty or an exercise to be completed in a day. It is an intention to stay connected with one’s self. It can be a personal mission depending on the personality of the person. Self care cannot be an exhaustive list due to this, here… Read More
The ultimate goal for everybody is to have a peaceful life with good health. But as we observe in our everyday lives good health alone does not equate to a satisfying, fulfilling life. Wealth and physical health does not guarantee everyone with everlasting happiness. To enjoy life to the fullest… Read More
The need for mental health education at workplace
Most of us in the productive age group spend a good amount of our day at the workplace. Workplaces are typically multicultural environments where different people from different backgrounds come together. The interactions we… Read More
The National Crime Records Bureau of India (NCRB) has published their new report of Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India for the year 2019. Since 2017, the act of suicide has been de-criminalized in India by the Mental Healthcare Act and suicide is no longer published under the criminal… Read More
Why Should i train my employees on mental health?
Whenever I talk to someone about mental health the conversation usually lacks seriousness. There is no doubt that everybody is eager to learn more about mental health as much as they want to learn about physical health. But… Read More
One of the main issues that enterprises have to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic is the digital fatigue that most employees face at this time. Enterprises have approached this pandemic with caution and many workplaces announced work from home plans for their employees even before the… Read More
Humans have survived over the long history of this planet only because of their resilience. And our resilience is not counted on the physical capacity alone but at the mental capacity also. As the COVID-19 pandemic is still distressing the lives of many people it becomes important for us to be… Read More
Unprecedented. It's a word that's overused so much that it might have lost its meaning, until the advent of the COVID-19 crisis which brought about a truly unprecedented situation. Among other things, it had caused millions of people who are part of the global workforce to transition into work-… Read More
Listening to "MHFA India podcast series on Coping with COVID - Mental health effects of working from home" at
In this episode, MHFA India founder Ms. Erinda Shah reflects on the experiences of working from… Read More
The COVID 19 Pandemic and the lockdown that has followed has led to fear & anxiety on the one hand and disruptions to life & work on the other hand. Continuing to work in spite of the disruptions is t a challenge faced by most people. Families with children face the added challenge of… Read More
Mental Health First Aid programs are evidence based training programs, which teaches mental health first aid skills to members of the public. It also prepares instructors who are trained and accredited individuals to deliver MHFA courses to… Read More
Learning to find ways to help us engaged and keep us relaxed during this lockdown period is very important for us to be mentally and physically healthy. There are random internet things which can help you recenter, feel soothed and find some joy at… Read More
The period of staying in during the lockdown period can test people’s patience and endurance – accepting & following the restrictions to their movement & activities. It is important to… Read More
COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic that has affected populations in all the continents of the globe. Populations who have been affected by the illness are undergoing varied emotions due to scale and rapidity of the pandemic. It is very… Read More
For many of us, getting locked down for a month and more during a serious pandemic is a first time experience. More than the stress of losing social connections, we also have additional stressors of losing our daily routine, fear and confusion regarding the immediate… Read More
With the outbreak of COVID-19 since 2019 December there has been heightened levels of anxiety and stress among the general public. There has been numerous advice offered from multiple sources causing panic among the populations. Governments offer information on keeping… Read More
Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Only when the mind and the body work together in harmony a human being can function as a productive member of society. But in today’s fast paced world we care less about our… Read More
Being confined to our home during the lockdown period can be quite overwhelming for some people as it is a test of our patience and adaptability. Quarantine, social distancing and work from home is the new reality. It is to be acknowledged that… Read More
COVID-19 outbreak has caused immense mental stress and anxiety among the people. While many in the world have died due to the virulence of the disease, the rest of us have been watching in panic and planning on their next steps. As many countries have imposed lockdown… Read More
The Corona Virus pandemic has shaken the world to a stop. Quite literally. Lockdown, Shutdown, Social Distancing, Quarantine, Isolation are the latest buzzwords. The pandemic has caused mortality and morbidity in huge numbers. It has also impacted us emotionally. Upheaval, Fear, Anger, Worry are… Read More
PODCAST ON IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS AT WORKPLACE.
Preeti SINGH CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER from MNC Consulting Firm From Gurgaon Shares her Experience with us on Episode - 05 MHFA Podcast.
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As COVID pandemic seems to be calming down slowly, mental health issues faced by people during this time come to the forefront. MHFA India podcast series carries on with conversations on coping with COVID. This week we speak to one of the trained instructors, Cauvery Devika Dharmaraj, about her… Read More
Every year the WHO sets a theme for World Health Day. This year's tagline is: Support Nurses and Midwives. With the entire world plunged into a medical crisis, they are at the forefront fighting the battle against COVID-19. Keep them in your thoughts.
7 April 2020 is the day to… Read More
Listen to an exclusive podcast on Coping with COVID Season 1 and Episode 2. Also, connect with us on our website www.mhfaindia.com and social media handles to stay updated on educating the public on mental health.
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COVID pandemic is affecting our mental health. While we try to cope with the sudden change in our lives due to the social distancing there are positive and negative ways of coping with the situation while staying home. Here are some suggestions from MHFA India to maintain good mental health… Read More
Stay informed in the right way.
News overdose on Coronavirus can impact your mental health negatively
News overdose on COVID-19 can impact your mental health negatively
Stay updated not more than once or twice a day from official resources
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COVID-19 is an ongoing pandemic that has affected populations in all the continents of the globe. Populations who have been affected by the illness are undergoing varied emotions due to the scale and rapidity of the pandemic. It is very important to… Read More
Every year Sep. 10th is celebrated as World Suicide Prevention Day. This year on October 10th, World Mental Health Day is focusing on suicide prevention. With this in mind let’s look at some of the facts about suicides in India. This are the latest official data.
This clearly shows that… Read More
Menopause is a physiological event that occurs in every woman’s life. It denotes the end of the reproductive phase. While 12 months of no menstruation defines menopause, the phase of peri, pre and post menopause can range for 2-10 years. This is collectively called the Menopause transition years… Read More
Mental Health First Aid program in India among others promote and educate public on mental health professionals and what services they can provide. It helps public in seeking services by appropriate recognised professionals, thereby avoiding worsening of the mental health problems and cut off… Read More
Ram Charan is a multi-business group with interests in Chemicals, Plastics, Education, Food and Logistics and is running across the country for 62 years. We have a staff of 150 employees coming from different background and culture. We consider our staff an asset and as such have made our… Read More
Student life is a period of immense joy and something we adults always feel nostalgic about. Being a student is always depicted as being carefree and happy. But being a student also has its own share of stress, and in today’s fast-paced… Read More
Most of the people who have suicidal thoughts or feelings do not want to die. Unmanageable thoughts and emotions, feeling of hopelessness, being worthless and stigma associated with it are some of the reasons that stops individuals to seek help and then take such… Read More
Findings of the recent Willis Towers Watson (WTW 2018) articulates the importance that mental health is taking in the global agenda of corporate. Not far than few weeks, took place the largest ever gathering of companies to discuss employee mental health in United Kingdom where the HRH The Duke… Read More
Student suicides happen across government and non-government higher educational institutions. This shows that the problem of student suicides is not a matter of a specific economical or class group. Therefore, actions need to be taken across and in an organised way. Existing guidelines from… Read More
These days it is common to see lots of reports on students committing suicides whenever the results of a national/state level examination are published. Even though most of these cases appear to be momentary decisions, some suicides can be the result of long-standing mental health issues. It is… Read More
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About Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an international, evidence-based programme based on peer-reviewed research. MHFA training equips the learner with skills of early identification of mental illnesses at an early stage. Thereby, an MHFAider can provide first aid to the person experiencing mental health problems and guide them towards appropriate professional support. The practical effectiveness of the course has made it popular in more than 27 countries in the world and around 4 million MHFAiders are providing support to their peers.Know More