Higher Education

MHFA™ India Making Your Campus Mental Health Friendly

Campus life brings with it newfound independence and increased responsibilities for young adults, which can often be challenging. Being away from their support systems, students may struggle to cope with the stressors and emotional issues they face, leading to mental health problems.

In India, the alarming statistic that more than one student dies of suicide every hour highlights the severity of the mental health crisis among students. Additionally, substance misuse, including alcohol and illicit drugs, is on the rise among young people.

As an educational institution, you have a crucial role to play in promoting and ensuring positive mental well-being among students, thereby creating mentally healthy campuses.

One important step is to provide accessible counseling and therapy services on campus. These services can serve as the initial point of contact for students in need of support. However, research indicates that help-seeking behavior among students is poor, highlighting the need for proactive measures to encourage and facilitate access to care.

What stops students from seeking help?

  • Stigma, lack of knowledge, and negative beliefs about mental health
  • Low mental health literacy with no capacity to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues
  • Lack of trust in peers and the system in maintaining a level of confidentiality
  • Help negation that leads to isolation.

MHFA™ trains students and faculty members with quality mental health knowledge and practical skills, to mitigate students’ mental health risks and facilitate all-round student achievement. Trained Mental Health Firstaiders become a first-response peer-to-peer support system, well-equipped to:

  • Identify early signs and symptoms
  • Provide non-judgmental support
  • Encourage help-seeking

MHFA™ skills help create positive learning spaces, leading to

  • Open conversations about mental health

  • Students enabled to make better decisions

  • Students engaged in healthy, positive coping mechanisms

  • Better academic results

With MHFA™ India, you can

  • Train your staff and students

    Through various evidence-based and well-researched MHFA™ programs

  • Get support for MHFAiders®

    To initiate the application of first aid skills at your organisation right after learning

  • Be a part of the MHFAiders® community

    For support and updated resources to maintain and enhance first-aiders’ knowledge and skills

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What Our Learners Are Saying

Read the notes left from MHFA India Learners on their experience.

  • It has given me a fresh perspective on MH and also given me tools to help those who are affected by overcome it.


    Air Asia


  • It is truly an eye - opener from the common words that we use commonly and look at mental health without any judgements.



    Arjun Arun

  • It was completely a new learning for me. I wish to do more advanced certification.



    Rakesh Tripathi

  • An eye - opening session that helped me understand how important mental health is.



    Rojashree Maitra

  • I am more confident that I understand this topic better and, have become more empathetic and willing to help.



    Sushree Suman

  • Overall, very useful course, not only in the
    office but even in day-to- day life.



    Vrushali Kulkarni

  • The instructor has a unique style of presenting the case
    studies and cascading down to each and every step diligently.




  • The instructor has covered all the relevant topics, and she made the session more effective with live role plays. She was very
    composed and calm, and she never hesitated to give real-life examples.



    Rakesh Tripathi

  • The instructor created a
    very conducive environment for
    learning and training.
    She facilitated very frank
    discussions that were
    very educational.


    Air Asia

    Anurag Sharma

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