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Mental Health First Aid Standard Course

MHFA in 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 1200 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

 

MHFA (Online Version)


In response to the COVID-19, MHFA will go online which includes two course components:

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 modulesp
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios
  • Discuss and reflect ‘a where to from now’ in using mental health first aid skills

 

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Open Courses For Undergraduate
1) Date 20 & 27 Oct, 2020 (Class A - Group 1)  
  Time 10:30am-1:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment

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

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL20210029

  Remarks * You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
    CCL
 
2) Date 20 & 27 Oct, 2020 (Class A - Group 2) 
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment

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

https://sles.hkbu.edu.hk/student/register/activity/CCL20210030

  Remarks * You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
    CCL
     
 

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

 

For Education Majors
1) Date 31 Oct & 7 Nov, 2020 (Class B - Group 1)
  Time 10:30am-1:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  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.

     
 
2) Date 31 Oct & 7 Nov, 2020 (Class B - Group 2) 
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity

12 places for each group

  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.
 
The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.
For Hall Tutors
1) Date 5 & 12 Nov, 2020 (Class C - Group 1)  
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment

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

Enrollment opens 5 weeks prior to the course commencement.

  Remarks * You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
     
 
2) Date 6 & 13 Nov, 2020, 2020 (Class C - Group 2) 
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment

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

Enrollment opens 5 weeks prior to the course commencement.

  Remarks * You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
     
The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.
Open Courses For Undergraduate
1) Date                           Class D (Group 1 & Group 2)                                                                                                                                                             
  Time To be confirmed
  Language English
    CCL
     
The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.
 
1) Date 10 & 17 Nov, 2020  (Class A - Group 1) 
  Time 10:30am-1:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment Please contact Bobo Li of the Personnel Office at ext.2173 for more details of the application
  Remarks You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
     
     
2) Date 10 & 17 Nov, 2020  (Class A - Group 2)  
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language Cantonese
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment Please contact Bobo Li of the Personnel Office at ext.2173 for more details of the application
  Remarks You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
     
     
3) Date 13 & 20 Nov, 2020 (Class B - Group 1)  
  Time 10:30am-1:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language English
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment Please contact Bobo Li of the Personnel Office at ext.2173 for more details of the application
  Remarks You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.
     
     
4) Date 13 & 20 Nov, 2020 (Class B - Group 2) 
  Time 2:30-5:00pm
  Video conferencing 2.5hrs x 2 sessions in consecutive weeks *
  Language English
  Class Capacity 12 places for each group
  Enrollment Please contact Bobo Li of the Personnel Office at ext.2173 for more details of the application
  Remarks You should complete Self-paced interactive eLearning before attending the video conferencing sessions.