Become an Instructor

The Benefits of Becoming an MHFA Instructor

You can become part of an international community and run one of the most recognized, evidence based training in Mental Health. You do not need to be a professional in mental health to become an Instructor. You need passion and commitment to become an accredited MHFA Instructor and then train your community in MHFA programme.

How to obtain the Certification?

You must be certified by Mental Health First Aid India to teach Standard Mental Health First Aid courses in India. Certification is achieved through a 5-day interactive training. All instructor course for individuals are held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. During the training, each instructor candidate *is expected to present and teach an assigned portion of the 2 days course to the group, provide a peer review for their colleagues, conduct an individual evaluation and provide a feedback to each candidate.

Certification is not guaranteed for all participants. To become certified, participants must be present for the entire training, satisfactorily deliver the presentation and pass a written exam.

For more information, visit our FAQ page.


The training teaches you how to:

  • Teach the Mental Health First Aid course, including the 5-step ALGEE action plan.
  • Tailor presentations to diverse audiences and learning environments.
  • Apply the program to a range of adult learning styles.
  • Present the program with confidence.

The role of Instructor Post Certification?

The Role of Instructor Post Certification will be informed by the MHFA team to all the applicants through a terms and conditions document.

How to Apply

Interested candidates will need to register at the Instructors form. The MHFA India team will email the required documents like Terms and conditions and Application form.

We encourage you to participate in the Informative Sessions to get deeper understanding of the training and its benefits. Register here

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