Mental Health First Aid – Step One
Learn Mental Health First Aid and start practicing Mental Health First Aid. This course wills also help participants to train people on Mental Health First Aid


10 weeks long

Workload: 3-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

What is mental health first aid?
Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

About the “Mental Health First Aider – Step One” webinar

Specifically, participants learn:

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs of a range of mental health problems including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders and the need for reduced stigma in their communities
  • An action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care
  • The evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem

The following mental health problems are covered:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use Disorder

The following mental health crisis situations are covered:

  • Suicidal behavior
  • Overdoses
  • Panic Attacks
  • Reactions to traumatic events
  • Psychotic episodes
  • Relationship Issues
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About the Instructor(s)

Trainers from IAHP.

Course Format

Offline and online mode of training with voice assisted Powerpoint presentations and a manual provided at the start of the course. The participant will have a week’s time to master one particular module of the course and he/she can contact the trainer either through email/ chat or video chat for any clarifications.

Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding.
Course Objectives
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in all types of people
  • Feel confident helping a person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a person recover faster
  • Guide a person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in US Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 16,200/-

US$ 245/-

Non – Members
(click here
to become a member)

Rs. 18,700/-

US$ 330/-

Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 12 per batch.
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text/Whats App the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 00 2 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 09790088002
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Associated Voice Files
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
Trainer’s Support
  • Voice Associated Powerpoint Presentations
  • Home Based Activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
  • Case Illustrations
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
  • Assured Support throughout participants MHFA career
Course Syllabus

Week 1:           Mental Health and Mental Illness

Week 2:           MHFA – An Introduction & its Future

Week 3:           Identifying Most Common Mental Illness

Week 4:           First Aid Help for Most Common Mental Illness

Week 5:           Substance use disorders

Week 6:           Mood Disorders

Week 7:           Anxiety Disorders

Week 8:           Psychosis

Week 9:           MHFA for Schools, Corporate, Housewives, etc.

Week 10:        MHFA for Children, Teens, Youth, Adults, Older Adults etc.,

Recommended Background
  • A passion to work with children and adolescents
  • A UG or PG Study in Psychology
  • Those who are doing their UG or PG can also enroll
  • Those who are interested in psychology who have taken another subject as their major
Suggested Readings
  1. Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Ten Sessions
  • Ten Weeks
  • Powerpoint Presentation with associated Audio
  • Activities to understand better
  • Discussion through Skype
  • Pragmatic Assessments to make learning easier
Learning Outcome
  • Learned how to recognize mental disorders
  • Better understood mental health treatments
  • Were more confident in providing help to others
  • Improved mental health for themselves
  • Were more comfortable around people with mental disorders
  • Were more likely to provide help to others and seek guidance for professional help as needed
Further Learning
MHFA is a series of courses and the next level will provide you with an in-depth knowledge. The next step of learning in MHFA will be conducted in September and do wait for the details.
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

Yes. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a registered certificate from International Association of Holistic Psychology.

2. What resources will I need for this class?

The free course manual is available with the course.

3. What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this course?

You will learn the basic stuff you need to know to start working with children, youth and adults with mental health issues.

MHFA does not teach people how to be therapists but does teach how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

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