Mental Health First Aid programs are evidence-based courses recognized internationally. Courses are designed to teach the participants the practical skills of identifying the signs & symptoms of different mental health problems, be able to assist people who are developing mental health problems or illnesses or crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
MHFA India is the only licensed authority in India to offer the range of MHFA courses in the Indian region. Our courses are delivered by Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors to ensure best quality. Please check out the course calendar page to browse open courses and book a seat for yourself or your organization.
These are the courses offered by MHFA India targeting specific groups, and offering customized topics to increase knowledge on mental health and reduce stigma around it to assure a better well being of our society.
The awareness about mental health in India is low which is reflected by the low number of people who seek professional treatment for mental illnesses. The knowledge about mental wellbeing and common mental health problems will empower the community to identify mental illnesses at an early stage and prevent them growing into serious problems. By learning the skills of early identification and prevention, mental health problems can be identified at the community level and professional help can be given to the person quickly.
Research studies have repeatedly shown that MHFA training is associated with improved knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments and appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in providing first aid to individuals with mental illness. It is also associated with decreased stigma and an increase in help provided. MHFA training in workplaces provides an opportunity to establish a positive working environment and builds a first responder system to identify and address the mental health problems of the employees.