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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, over 2800 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 two training days, 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

 

Select
Open Courses For Undergraduate
1) Group A  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 9 to 23 Sept 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 24 Sept 2022 (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 19 Aug 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230003

  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 B  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 24 Sept to 7 Oct 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 8 Oct 2022 (Sat) 10:30 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 17:00* 
  Language  English
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

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

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 19 Aug 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230004

  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
3) Group C  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 9 to 26 Sept 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 27 Sept  & 11 Oct 2022 (Tue) 10:30 - 13:00 *
  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 19 Aug 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230005

  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
4) Group D  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 9 to 26 Sept 2022
  Date & Time 27 Sept  & 11 Oct 2022 (Tue) 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 19 Aug 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL21220688

  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
5) Group E  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 14 to 27 Oct 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 28 Oct 2022 (Fri) 10:30 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 17:00* 
  Language  English
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

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

Enrollment will be opened at 9am on 1 Sep 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230096

  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 F  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 21 Dec 2022 to 3 Jan 2023
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 4 Jan 2023 (Wed) 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 1 Dec 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230007

  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
7) Group G  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 21 Dec 2022 to 5 Jan 2023
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 6 Jan 2023 (Fri) 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 1 Dec 2022.

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL22230008

 

  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 or UGC Covid-19 Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.

 

For Education Majors
1) Group 1  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 8 to 21 Oct 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 22 Oct 2022 (Sat) 10:30 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 17:00*
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Education Department 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, student should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

 
2) Group 2  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 8 to 28 Oct 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 29 Oct 2022 (Sat) 10:30 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 17:00*
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Education Department 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, student 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.

For Hall Tutors
1) Group 1  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 11 Jul 2022 to 3 Aug 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 4 Aug 2022 (Thu) 14:30 - 16:30 & 17:30 - 20:00*
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Hall Life Education Team 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 2  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 11 Jul 2022 to 5 Aug 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 6 Aug 2022 (Sat) 14:30 - 16:30 & 17:30 - 20:00*
  Language  Cantonese
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Hall Life Education Team 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.

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

For Mainland Postgraduate
1) Group 1  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 29 Sept to 12 Oct 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 13 Oct 2022 (Thur) & 20 Oct 2022 (Thur) 10:30 - 13:00*
  Language  Putonghua
  Capacity 15
  Enrollment

Please contact Mr. Zac Cheung - Assistant Mainland Student 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.

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

 
1) Group A  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 7 to 21 Nov 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 22 & 29 Nov 2022 (Tue) 14:30 - 17:00*
  Language  English
  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, staff should be in Hong Kong at the time they are taking the course.

 
2) Group B  
  Teaching Mode Online (eLearning + two video-conferencing sessions) 
  Period of self-paced interactive eLearning From 7 to 22 Nov 2022
  Date & Time of video-conferencing sessions 23 & 30 Nov 2022 (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.

 
3) Group C  
  Teaching Mode Face-to-face
  Date 

Training day 1 -  8  Dec 2022 (Thu)  09:30 - 12:30
Training day 2 -  9  Dec 2022 (Fri)    09:30 - 12:30
Training day 3 - 15 Dec 2022 (Thu)  09:30 - 12:30
Training day 4 - 16 Dec 2022 (Fri)    09:30 - 12:30 *

  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.

 

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