Two Days Certified Training on Mental Health First Aid

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Event Details

Two Days Certified Training on Mental Health First Aid - Nov 19, 2019

Background :

Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world. Poor mental health is associated with rapid social change, stressful work conditions, gender discrimination, social exclusion, unhealthy lifestyle, physical ill-health and human rights violations. There are specific psychological and personality factors that make people vulnerable to mental health problems. 


In any organization, the workforce is its biggest asset. Without a mentally healthy workplace, the team will experience low morale, people will become cynical, stressed and anxious; physical health problems will increase, sickness levels will rise, productivity will drop and organizational climate will be affected. A mentally healthy workplace is one which is seen as a happy and friendly place to work. It has high productivity levels and is efficient, and is open to discussions about mental health issues. Most of us associate First Aid with physical first aid that involves giving life-saving help & support during an emergency event. On the contrary, very little is known or done for mental health issues. Mental health problem includes depression, anxiety, stress related disorders, psycho somatic conditions and alcohol / drug related problems etc.

10% of the general population in India suffers from mental health problems.

42% of employees in workplaces suffer from mental health problems. 

Most people (83%) do not seek help for these problems either because they are unaware that they have a mental health issue & do not know where to get help, or feel too stigmatized (ashamed, embarrassed) to ask for help. 

Most times, people who are affected are not aware that they are going through a mental health problem. It is, therefore, for those around them to recognize and take the needful action.

Objective of Training :

Training tailored for staff and managers aiming to bring a broad awareness of mental health situation and the importance of Mental Health education at work places.

Build awareness or enhance general awareness of Signs & symptoms of mental illness.

Build awareness about how to identify potential people in workplace to do ‘triage’ – motivate and enable reach out to professional mental health experts.

Content :
  •   Understanding of concepts of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems

  •   Session on mental health problem in India, (services, professionals, Law and policy, data on general population),  impact of mental illness, risk factors

  •   Detailed introduction of Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE)

  •   Understanding of specific mental Illnesses such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis & Substance Use Disorders. 

  •   For each mental Illness will be introduced: 

o Early signs and symptoms, data and facts, Importance of early intervention, Risk Factors and appropriate treatment 

o Practical skills of applying First Aid when a staff member is: 

  - Experiencing a mental health crisis, 

  - b. Developing a mental health problem, or 

  - c. An existing mental health problem is worsening

  •   Introduction of Crisis associated with mental illness and how to apply First Aid. 

o First Aid for Suicidal thoughts, (under Depression) 

o Panic Attack, (under Anxiety Disorders) 

o Following a traumatic event, (under Anxiety Disorders) 

o Severe effects from Alcohol (under Substance Use Disorders) 

o Aggressive behaviour (under Psychosis) 

Outcomes and benefits the training :

1.  A deeper understanding of the issues that impact on and relate to people’s mental health 

2.  Practical skills that can be used every day, including being able to spot the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and feel confident guiding people towards support MHFA India 

3.  Independent research and evaluation shows that taking part in this course: 

Raises awareness and mental health literacy 

Reduces stigma around mental health 

Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues 

Promotes early intervention which enables recovery 

4.  MHFA will help the company build a caring and responsive workplace. Completion of the training will help your team 

Start Open Conversations about mental health 

Build knowledge on mental health among staff and management 

Create skills to recognize the onset of mental illnesses and provide first level help. 

Create a responsive system through Accredited Mental Health First Aid Officers who will be able to pick up early signs and symptoms and respond effectively to help staff address mental health problem or illnesses on time. 

Monitor and evaluate the impact of the MHFA interventions.

Method :

Presentations, Group activities, Group Discussions, Case studies, Role Play. Real case scenario movies on practicing of Mental Health First Aid role will as well be shown.


Post training  :

Every participant will receive the Manual of Standard Mental Health First Aid 4th Edition. Participant can refer to the manual when addressing a mental health problem at their work place. 

Certificate of Completion as Mental Health First Aider will be given to successful participants. 

All participants will be encouraged to attempt the Free Online Accreditation test. Accreditation is valid for three years. 

An accredited Mental Health First Aider can play the role of Mental Health First Aid Officer, when appointed by the company. 

Role of Mental Health First Aid Officer   :

A Mental Health First Aid Officer is an Accredited Mental Health First Aider who has completed the 12 hours SMHFA appointed in their workplace to: 

Provide mental health first aid within their worksite as needed 

Escalate any matters if required in a prompt and appropriate fashion according to their relevant organizational policy and procedures.

Contact :
Ms. Aneeha Neeraja Rajan  
Tel: 022 61200227
Ms. Shruti Rathod 
Tel: 022 61200268


Participation Fee :   
Members  Rs. 23000 + 18% GST per Session/per participant
Non-Members  Rs. 25000 + 18% GST per Session/per participant

Bank Details for NEFT

Account No.




Bank Name

DCB Bank

Branch Address

Mahim (024), Mumbai

Cheque /Demand Draft should be drawn in favor of “BOMBAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY”.

The Ruby, Bombay Chamber, 4th Floor, NW 29 Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar (West), Mumbai 400028


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