Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health

  • There is no health without mental health.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid was first introduced to HKU in 2007. It is an international certificate course originally developed in Australia in 2001.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, before he or she can obtain professional help. It aims at preserving life, providing comfort, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery among people who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Courses:

Student Standard Course: 12-hour course designed for students to understand mental health issues, in the general adult population.

Student Youth Course: 14-hour course designed for students to understand and address mental health problems, and crises specific to adolescents.

Staff Standard Course: 12-hour course designed for staff to enhance their knowledge and skills in managing students emotional distress, or crises under the work context in HKU.

Post-training opportunities are available for participants who have completed the course.

Visit the MHFA website to get more information.