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Mental Health First Aid Standard Course

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an international certificate course, which was originally developed by the ORYGEN Centre of University of Melbourne in 2001.

In this 12-hour certificate course, participants will learn how to provide initial help to people with developing mental health problems before professional treatment could be obtained.

On completion of the course, participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate issued by the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong which is authorized by the ORYGEN Research Centre of the University of Melbourne.

Since 2008, the course has been launched in HKBU. Up to now, over 1200 students and staff members had been trained.

Tutors Participants Materials

Content


  • Symptoms, causes and treatment: depression, anxiety disorder, psychosis and substance use disorder
  • Possible crisis situation arising from these mental health problems
  • Five first-aid actions and skills
  • Resources available in HKBU & the community for professional help and self help
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Open Courses For Undergraduate
1st Semester
1) Date 8 & 15 Oct, 2016 *
  Time 9:30am-5:30pm
  Veune G9 Chapel
  Language Cantonese
  CCL
2nd Semester
2) Date 18-19 Apr, 2017 *
  Time 9:30am-5:30pm
  Veune AAB301-3
  Language Cantonese
  Registration http://sure.hkbu.edu.hk/SURE/student/event_detail?sureCode=1617-005994
  CCL
* The courses are subsidized by UGC Special Education Funding, programme fee therefore would be exempted.
For Education Majors
1st Semester
1) Date 29 Oct & 5 Nov, 2016 *
2nd Semester
2) Date 10 & 13 Jun, 2017 *
Remarks: Please contact Education Department for more details of the application
* The courses are subsidized by UGC Special Education Funding, programme fee therefore would be exempted.
For Master of Human Resources Management   
2nd Semester
Date 24 Jun & 8 Jul, 2017
Target Audience Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources Management and Master of Human Resources Management Students
Remarks: Please contact Management Department for more details of the application
For Hall Tutors & Mainland Peer Mentors
- Details To be confirmed -

Remarks: Please contact Student Accomodation Section for more details of the application
1st Semster
1) Date 22, 24, 29 Nov & 1 Dec, 2016 *
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language Cantonese
2nd Semester
2) Date 7, 9, 14 & 17 Mar, 2017 *
  Time 9:15am-12:30pm
  Language Cantonese
3) Date 7, 9, 14 & 17 Mar, 2017 *
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language English
4) Date 2, 6, 8 & 13 Jun, 2017 *
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language Cantonese
  Target For Personnel Office Only

Remarks: Please contact Personnel for more details of the application

* The courses are subsidized by UGC Special Education Funding, programme fee therefore would be exempted.