Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis before he or she can obtain professional treatment. The training will be conducted by accredited professionals. A certificate will be awarded to participants with FULL attendance.

This Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) standard course will cover:

  • Basic knowledge about common mental health problems and related crisis situations
  • What you can provide as a lay person and When to get help
  • MHFA Action Plans
  • Intervening and managing mental health emergencies as a first responder
    • Panic attacks
    • Suicide
    • Self-harm
    • Addictions
  • Identify the resources available in the local community

Mental Health 101 is recommended prerequisite to MHFA. The next Mental Health 101 training is on Sept 7. Further information here. Please check for additional trainings later on.

Completion of this MHFA training will lead to being internationally certified in MHFA. Those who attend and complete the December 4,6,11,13 sessions will be certified. The sessions will run between 7pm and 10pm. Refreshments will not be provided, but are available for purchase in the building.

Language: English

Date: Dec 4, 6, 11, 13 (19:00-22:00)

Attendance at all 4 sessions are required for certification.

Location: Room 603, 6/F, YMCA of Hong Kong, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


HK$650pp (standard cost)

HK$450pp (NGOs, Students, Partner Organisations) *If you are unsure about eligibility, please contact [email protected] This is eligible for students who are full-time. Students should bring their student ID or proof of full-time studies on the day.

HK$950pp (corporates)*Includes 300 donation to subsidize/ finance a place for a NGO/student

Participants must be 18 years or over to take part in the course.

This event has limited seats.

Mind HK will be offering more MHFA training sessions in the future – please watch our website and social media pages for updates and confirmed dates. We are in the process of training clinical professionals and will be able to deliver more regular trainings in the future.

Registration details:

Please register here online. Alternatively, should you prefer to pay cash on the day, please email [email protected]

Questions? Email [email protected]