Mind HK’s Mental Health Training
Mind HK’s Mental Health Training Programme exists to firstly acknowledge that while we are all born with or acquire the ability to sense emotional distress, we are not born with or necessarily acquire the ability to diagnose a significant mental health problem or to recognise a developing risk of suicide. These are skills that need to be taught. Our programme consists of two parts; both of which will be offered again later this year. Please see the below for our details.
Part 1: Mental Health Literacy and Orientation: March 17th (OPEN for registration)
Part 2: Mental Health First Aid (two-day training): May (limited) and September 2018 (Provisional Dates)
Part 1: Mental Health Literacy and Orientation
This course is a 2-hour training, which will cover basic mental health knowledge and concepts, challenge stigma around mental health, and offer case examples. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered on Saturday, March 17th, at Gleneagles Hospital. It will cover:
- The basics of mental health
- Stigma around mental health
- The spectrum of mental health, from anxieties, phobias and depression to more severe conditions
- Self-help treatment options, including well-being tips, guided self-help, individual digital interventions and online support
- Who does what: the difference between counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists
- How to get help with mental health in Hong Kong and internationally
- Dealing with grief and loss
- Case examples
Mental Health Literacy and Orientation is part 1 of Mind HK’s Mental Health Training Programme. Those who complete part 1 (or have completed the Mental Health Literacy course at the Hong Kong Mental Health Conference 2017) will be given priority for Part 2: Mental Health First Aid later this year. Completion of part 2 will lead to being internationally certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Those who complete parts 1 and 2 will be given a local certificate in Mind HK’s Mental Health Training.
There is a morning and afternoon session available. Please register for one session only:
For the morning session, which runs from 10am to 12pm on March 17th, please click here to purchase tickets.
For the afternoon session, which runs from 1pm to 3pm on March 17th, please click here to purchase tickets.
Open to all. Number per session: 80 maximum.
For queries about group ticketing, transferring tickets, or other concerns, please email email@example.com.
Part 2: Mental Health First Aid (May/Sept 2018):
- Just as First Aid helps you to assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised qualification that helps you to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis.
- Trainees learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, including suicide awareness and prevention.
*Confirmed dates will be available soon. Please check our website, social media pages, and newsletter for further details.