Participants can come from a variety of backgrounds and have various roles in the community. Some of the organised groups, that can bring a difference to their staff or members, as well as the people they interact with are; corporates, universities & colleges, faith communities, correctional system, clubs, SME, and different professionals like community nurses, general practitioners, police officers, military, and legal fraternity to mention a few.
Mental Health First Aid is widely being used as a preventive and educative module at work places. We encourage employees to take mental health first aid course to better understand and manage their mental health. Employers are encouraged to invest by training managers in MHFA who will be gaining skills on how to identify and support their staff, coping and addressing emotional and mental health concerns at work place. MHFA does not teach people to become therapists, diagnose or provide counselling but it does teach people to understand mental illness and its symptoms, to reach confidently to the one in need and know how to help even in crises.
Contact us to help understand more about your work place activities, plans and actions on mental health and we will assist with our expertise to achieve a healthier and more productive work place.
The campus life and the independence which comes with the cost of responsibilities as an adult ready to perform and excel can often be tough on young people. Mental health at India education campuses has become a concern with high rates of suicide among students.
Mental Health First Aid is extensively being used as a preventive and educative module at education setting for young people 18 and above. We encourage administration of colleges and universities take mental health first aid course for interested students. While administrative and academic staff are encouraged to invest by taking the training in MHFA who will be gaining skills on how to identify and support their students in coping and addressing emotional and mental health matters during their life at campus.
Contact us to help understand more about your university / college activities, plans and actions on mental health and we will assist with our expertise to achieve a healthier and more productive campus life.
Mental health first aid module helps in shift of knowledge in mental health and illness to the work force who are closely working with the communities. Community nurses, general practitioners, police force, army and social workers to mention a few, have a big deal on the way the community addresses their needs including mental health.
MHFA is an evidence based training which can build over the existing capacities of professionals working directly with communities. Through MHFA training they gain practical skills to understand mental illnesses, their symptoms and respond as First Aiders assuring early appropriate professional help seeking by the community members experiencing mental health issues. Front Line professionals can help in prevention, thereby reduce the burden of mental illnesses especially in rural areas. With focus on literacy on mental health among and change the attitude towards mental health.
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We do not teach people to become therapists, diagnose or provide counselling but we do teach people to understand mental illness 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.