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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 7 & 14 Oct, 2017
  Time 10:15am-5:30pm
  Veune To be confirmed
  Language Cantonese
  Fee

$75  (including the handbook for Mental Health First Aid and the certificate) 

  Registration http://sure.hkbu.edu.hk/SURE/student/event_detail?sureCode=1718-006293
 

Remarks

CCL

For students who are in postgraduate program (full-time), please call at 3411-7435 or come to our centre at WLB403 for course enrollment.

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

2nd Semester
2) Date 11 - 12 Jan, 2018
  Time 10:15am-5:30pm
  Veune AAB301-2
  Language Cantonese
  Fee $75  (including the handbook for Mental Health First Aid and the certificate) 
 

Remarks

CCL

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

Enrollment opens one month prior to the course commencement.

For Hall Tutors & Mainland Peer Mentors
1st Semester
1) Date 7 - 8 Aug, 2017
2) Date 3 & 16 Sep, 2017
Remarks: Please contact Student Accomodation Section for more details of the application
 
For Education Majors
2nd Semester
Date 9 & 16 Jun, 2018
Remarks: Please contact Education Department for more details of the application
1st Semster
1) Date 21, 23, 28 & 30 Nov, 2017
  Time 9:15am-12:30pm
  Language Cantonese
     
2) Date 21, 23, 28 & 30 Nov, 2017
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language English
2nd Semester
3) Date 30 May, 1, 6 &  8 Jun, 2018
  Time 2:15-5:30pm
  Language Cantonese

Remarks: Please contact Personnel for more details of the application