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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
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Open Courses For Undergraduate
1st Semester
1) Date 5 & 12 Oct, 2019 (Class A)
  Time 10:00am-5:30pm
  Veune AAB205
  Language English
 

 

 

   

CCL

 

     
2) Date 5 & 12 Oct, 2019 (Class B)
  Time 10:30am-6:00pm
  Veune G9, SHS
  Language Cantonese
 

 

 

   

CCL

 

 

2nd Semester
3) Date 9 & 10 Jan, 2020
  Time 10:00am-5:30pm
  Veune To be confirmed
  Language Cantonese
  Remarks

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

Enrollment opens one month prior to the course commencement.

    CCL
 
4) Date 9 & 15 Apr, 2020 (Class A)
  Time 10:00am-5:30pm
  Veune To be confirmed
  Language English
  Remarks

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

Enrollment opens one month prior to the course commencement.

    CCL
 
5) Date 9 & 15 Apr, 2020 (Class B)
  Time 10:00am-5:30pm
  Veune To be confirmed
  Language Cantonese
  Remarks

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

Enrollment opens one month prior to the course commencement.

    CCL
 
6) Date 21 & 22 May, 2020
  Time 10:00am-5:30pm
  Veune To be confirmed
  Language Cantonese
  Remarks

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

Enrollment opens one month prior to the course commencement.

    CCL
* The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.
For Education Majors
2nd Semester
Date Jun, 2020 (Saturday)
Remarks:  Please contact Education Department for more details of the application
* The courses are subsidized by UGC SEN Fund, programme fee therefore will be exempted.
1st Semster
1) Date 26 & 28 Nov, 3 & 5 Dec, 2019
  Time 2:15pm-5:30pm
  Language English
     
2) Date 10, 12, 17 & 19 Dec, 2019
  Time 9:30am-12:45pm
  Language Cantonese
2nd Semester
3) Date 10, 12, 17 & 19 Mar, 2020
  Time 9:30am-12:45pm
  Language Cantonese
     
4) Date 22, 25 & 29 May, 1 Jun 2020
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language Cantonese
     
5) Date 26 & 28 May, 2 & 4 Jun, 2020
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language Cantonese

Remarks: Please contact Personnel for more details of the application