Students & Faculties

Why choose mental health first aid

An academic environment presents both exciting opportunities and challenges for students and faculty members. However, these challenges can often lead to mental health concerns that can significantly impact one's focus, productivity, and overall well-being.

In India, it is alarming to note that more than one student dies of suicide every hour, with 34.5% of suicides occurring within the age group of 18-30 years. Furthermore, the onset of mental illness is frequently observed between the ages of 15 and 24.

Given this situation, it becomes crucial to equip students, academics, and staff members with the necessary knowledge and skills to prevent mental health issues in the academic community.

It is essential to ask ourselves: Are we ready? Do we possess the appropriate knowledge and skills to provide initial mental health support? Are we confident in initiating conversations with our students, roommates, and colleagues who may be experiencing crises such as suicidal ideation or panic attacks?

just like physical first aid, learning mental health first aid provides you with the right knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues - like depression, anxiety, psychosis, SUDs
  • Provide initial support with confidence - Learn and practice the ALGEE Action Plan
  • Promote self-care and well-being - learn strategies to manage stress, enhance resilience, and promote positive mental health practices
  • Reduce stigma - Address misconceptions about mental health/illness
  • Know how to handle a crisis and maybe save a life
  • Build your knowledge

    Get trained through various evidence-based and well-researched programs to become an MHFAider®.

  • Get the skills

    With the right knowledge, you are trained to perform basic ‘first aid’ for those with mental health distress signs.

  • Be a part of the MHFAiders Community

    Get support and updated resources to enhance your MHFA™ knowledge and skills.

Easy steps to get trained

  • Choose a course

    Select from various virtual or face-to-face courses

  • Enroll

    Enter a few essential details to get your sit

  • Become an MHFAider

    Show up for your training

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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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