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.

Your Learning

  • You learn about a cluster of mental health illnesses like depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and addiction.
  • You learn the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
  • You gain practical skill sets based on a 5 step action plan, on how to help someone developing a mental health problem.
  • You learn where to seek appropriate help which includes recognized professionals, peers and other resources.
  • You will get a clear understanding of mental health system and situation in our country.
  • You learn how to respond to a crisis situation.

Who can receive the course?

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.

Reasons to become a Mental Health First Aider

  • Mental health problems are common

    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.

  • Educate yourself and be prepared

    You would learn how to manage your mental health as well as appropriately help a family member, friend, or a colleague.

  • We all have Mental Health

    Mental health problems can happen to anyone.

  • Your mental health matters

    Like physical health your mental health matters as well. Take action by educating yourself and talking about it.

What MHFA does not do

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.

Relevance to the Indian scenario

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.


We value this course at 20,000 + GST. Launching Price at 10,000 + GST. 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 before opting for your standard course or you can book your course. You will have detailed information on payment process at Terms and Condition document sent to you by our team post registration.

Training Sessions

12 Hours Standard Training

Dates : 18.01.2019 - 19.01.2019, Friday and Saturday

Timing: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm for both days

Venue : MHFA India Office

Mode of Payment

You can pay for the course through Online / Neft / Bank Transfer

Details of the Bank

Name of Bank: Citi Bank

Account Number: 0277188449

Name of the Account holder: MHFA India Private Limited

IFSC: CITI0000003

Name of Bank: HDFC Bank

Account Number: 50200029908834

Name of the account Holder: MHFA INDIA Private Limited


The registration will be considered complete on successful receipt of full payment.

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Training Sessions

12 Hours Standard Training 18.01.2019 - 19.01.2019, Friday and Saturday, (9.30 am - 5.30 pm)