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Mental Health First Aid Standard Course

MHFA @ HKBU


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. The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong is the organization authorized by the ORYGEN Research Centre of the University of Melbourne to issue the Mental Health First Aid certificate in Hong Kong.

Since 2008, the course has been launched in HKBU. Up to now (as of June 2023), over 3100 students and staff members have been trained.

 

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

 

Mode of Teaching


MHFA (Face-to-face)

The course is offered in either two whole-day or four half-day mode(12 hrs), with lectures, group discussion and role-play delivered in a classroom setting.

MHFA (Online)

The course is offered in two components, a 7-hour eLearning and two 2.5 hour instructor-led sessions which are to be delivered via video conferencing.

Course component 1 - Self-paced interactive eLearning (around 7 hrs)

Developing mental health problems covered:                        Mental health crises covered:
  • Depression

  • Anxiety problems

  • Substance use problems

  • Psychosis

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours    

  • Panic attacks

  • Severe psychotic states

  • Aggressive behaviours

Course component 2 - Instructor-led video conferencing (2.5hrs x 2sessions)

This course component allows participants the opportunity to revise and consolidate practical skills in a group environment. It is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component of the MHFA online course. 

In this training, the focus is on the application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component. It provides the participants with the opportunity to: 

  • Revise the eLearning content and the MHFA Action Plan
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills

 

Terms and conditions:


1. Upon successful enrollment of the Mental Health First Aid Standard Course (Online)/ (Face-to Face) (“the course”), you shall agree to:

If you wish to withdraw from the course, please submit your application via email to cdc@hkbu.edu.hk at least 10 days before the commencement of the first session.

2. The Counselling and Development Centre (“CDC”) reserves the right to charge you HK$1,000 for the training fees incurred if:

  • You fail to complete the full course; and
  • You do not apply for course withdrawal at least 10 days before the commencement of the first session.

3. CDC is committed to supporting students with special educational needs to join different co-curricular activities. If you require any special accommodations during the course:

  • Please notify us via email to cdc@hkbu.edu.hk after registration/confirmation of your participation and before commencement of the course, specifying the special accommodation needed as well as providing documentary evidence, such as medical proof.
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Open Courses For Undergraduate
1) Group H  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 17 Jan to 2 Feb 2024
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 3 Feb 2024 (Sat) 10:30-13:00 & 14:30 - 17:00 * 
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 8 Jan 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240010

  Remarks

* You should complete self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.

Due to the technical concern of the eLearning platform, student should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

    CCL
2) Group I  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date & Time Training day 1 : 24 Feb 2024 (Sat)   10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:15
Training day 2 : 2 Mar 2024 (Sat)  10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:30  *
  Venue DLB712
  Language  English
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 8 Jan 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240009

  Remarks

* You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 sessions training.

    CCL
3) Group J  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date & Time Training day 1 : 5 Apr 2024 (Fri)   10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:15
Training day 2 : 6 Apr 2024 (Sat)   10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:30  *
  Venue

AAB402K & L  (Day 1)  & AAB503 (Day 2)

  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 5 Mar 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240015

  Remarks

* You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 sessions training.

    CCL
4) Group K  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date & Time Training day 1 : 13 May 2024 (Mon)   10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:15
Training day 2 : 20 May 2024 (Mon)    10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:30  *
  Venue DLB719
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9 am on 12 Apr 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240014

  Remarks

* You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 sessions training.

    CCL
5) Group L  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 2 to 15 May 2024
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 16 May (Thur) & 23 May 2024 (Thur)  14:30 - 17:00 * 
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 12 Apr 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240013

  Remarks

* You should complete self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.

Due to the technical concern of the eLearning platform, student should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

    CCL
6) Group M  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date & Time Training day 1 : 14 May 2024 (Tue)   10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:15
Training day 2 : 21 May 2024 (Tue)    10:00 - 13:00 & 14:15 - 17:30  *
  Venue DLB719
  Language  English
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 12 Apr 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240012

 

  Remarks

* You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 sessions training.

    CCL
7) Group N  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 8 to 23 May 2024
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 24 May (Fri) & 31 May 2024 (Fri)  14:30 - 17:00 * 
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED!  

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 15 Apr 2024.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL23240011

 

  Remarks

* You should complete self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.

Due to the technical concern of the eLearning platform, student should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

    CCL

The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund and UGC Covid-19 Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.

For Mainland Postgraduate
1) Group 5  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions)
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning                                                  

From 2  to 15 Feb 2024 

  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 16 Feb (Fri) & 23 Feb 2024 (Fri) 10:30 - 13:00 *
  Language  Putonghua
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Mr. Zac Cheung - Guidance Services Officer​ for enquires

  Remarks

* You should complete self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.

Due to the technical concern of the eLearning platform, student should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

2) Group 6  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date & Time                                                         

Training day 1 : 23 Jan 2024 (Tue)   10:00 - 13:00 

Training day 2 : 24 Jan 2024 (Wed)  10:00 - 13:00 

Training day 3 : 30 Jan 2024 (Tue)  10:00 - 13:00 

Training day 4 : 31 Jan 2024 (Wed)   10:00 - 13:00 *

  Venue AAB402K & L
  Language  Putonghua
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Please contact Mr. Zac Cheung - Guidance Services Officer​ for enquires

  Remarks

*  You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 sessions training.

The courses are subsidized by MSSU Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.

 

 

 
1) Group D  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date  Training day 1 : 12  Mar 2024 (Tue)    09:30 - 12:30
Training day 2 : 14 Mar 2024 (Thur)    09:30 - 12:30
Training day 3 : 19 Mar 2024 (Tue)      09:30 - 12:30
Training day 4 : 21 Mar 2024 (Thur)    09:30 - 12:45 *
  Venue AAB402K-L
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Please contact Ken Wong of the Human Resources Office at ext.2027 for more details of the application

  Remarks

*  You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 days of training.

 
2) Group E  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date  Training day 1 : 23 Apr 2024 (Tue)  14:30 - 17:30
Training day 2 : 26 Apr 2024 (Fri)    14:30 - 17:30
Training day 3 : 30 Apr 2024 (Tue)  14:30 - 17:30
Training day 4 : 3 May 2024 (Fri)     14:30 - 17:45 *
  Venue AAB402K-L
  Language  English
  Capacity 35
  Enrollment

Please contact Ken Wong of the Human Resources Office at ext.2027 for more details of the application

  Remarks

*  You will be awarded a Mental Health First Aid certificate given full attendance in 4 days of training.

 
3) Group F  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning

From 2 to 17 Apr 2024

  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 18 Apr (Wed) & 25 Apr 2024 (Wed) 10:30 - 13:00 *
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Ken Wong of the Human Resources Office at ext.2027 for more details of the application

  Remarks

* You should complete self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.

Due to the technical concern of the eLearning platform, students should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

 

The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.