Mental Health First Aid

This course will prepare you to deliver the psychological first aid tools in time of crises

Rachana Awatramani

Five Weeks (online and as workshops at important city centres)

Workload: 3-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

Mental health first aid (MHFA) course provides training in utilisation of MHFA model. This specified course trains you to understand perspectives on trauma that are beyond physical, it also prepares you to deliver mental health first aid tools in time of emergency or crises.

Example where you can use MHFA; dealing with aftershocks of suicide, accidents, traumatic events, loss, domestic violence, homicide, natural disaster.
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About the Instructor

Rachana Awatramani has done her BA in psychology, after that she successfully completed MA in Counseling Psychology in 2010. She is also certified in Psychology First Aid by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Rachana as the name means, to create, she has been inventing her own ways of dealing with self and her clients. She has worked with different schools and institutes in Mumbai like Fidai Institution, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Umang Foundation Trust. She is also the Founder-Director of Celebrating Life Welfare Trust and a Founder Member of Insight Counseling Services (ICS). She conducts training program and workshops on various psychology topics in India.
Course Format

Trainer assisted learning.
Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding.
Vignettes will be provided for more hands on training

Course Objectives
The main objective of the course is to train an individual to provide Mental Health First Aid to people in case of distress.
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in United States Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

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Rs. 7900/-
Contact Rachana Awatramani at, to attend real time workshops happening at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore etc.,
Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 10 per batch. Registration will close on completing 10 registrations
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 00 2 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Complete Manual
  • Power point Presentation
  • Videos
Trainer’s Support
  • Audio and video support
  • Home based activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Additional reference documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
  • Assured support throughout participants journey
Course Syllabus

Week One -                 Introduction and Understanding the basic concepts of MHFA
Week Two -                 MHFA tools – Part I (Understanding & Assessment)
Week Three -               MHFA tools – Part II (How can you help - Intervention)
Week Four -                Prioritizing & guideline of helping
Week Five -                 Termination of your help
Week Six -                   Responsibility and Self Care  

Case Studies and assignments will be there after each module.

Recommended Background
  • Someone who can understand English, as the course is in English Language.

  • Open for all.

Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • • Five Sessions
    • Five Weeks
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Videos and Audio download
    • Email/ Chat assistance for assignment feedback 
    • Activities to understand the therapy better

Learning Outcome
Capable to provide Mental Health First Aid to people in case of distress.
Further Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development on Core Areas Required
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?
Yes. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a registered certificate from International Association of Holistic Psychology.

2. What resources will I need for this class?
You will get all the material required for the course during the training period.

3. Does this course contain anything disturbing?
The subject matter of this course requires the exploration of some traumatic situations and events that can be disturbing to some learners.

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