Standard MHFA is a 12-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. If you have more questions, visit our FAQs.
The training helps you identify, understand and respond to the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses.
The Course can be received by any individual 18 years and above. The course is relevant for the general population interested to educate himself/herself on mental health issues and become a source of help in case a family member, colleague, friend or a stranger experiences and/or develops a mental health crisis.
According to *NMHS 15-16 mental health problems like depression, anxiety and substance use disorder are a huge burden affecting nearly 10% of our population.
You would learn how to manage your mental health as well as appropriately help a family member, friend, or a colleague.
Mental health problems can happen to anyone.
Like physical health your mental health matters as well. Take action by educating yourself and talking about it.
We do not teach people to become therapists, diagnose or provide counselling but we do teach people to understand mental illnesses and its symptoms, to reach confidently to the one in need and know how to help even in crises.
The Standard Mental Health First Aid module has been through a process of adaptation, before being offered to the public. Thirteen senior professionals participated in a 6-month process contributing to the acculturation of the module, specific to the Indian culture and polity. Psychologists, social workers, researchers, academicians and care givers coming from rural and urban communities, shared their experiences and helped in the adaptation of the module. The Standard Mental Health First Aid module has its 1st Indian Edition.
The value of this course will be informed shortly. We limit numbers to 15 people per course so that the instructor can keep participants safe and supported while they learn. However, we invite you to express your interest by registering for an Informative Session or book your course. We will as well inform you shortly on the payment rules and process.