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Mental Health First Aid™ :
Empower your team, improve mental health outcomes

Gain the powerful toolkit of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA™) to effectively recognise, respond, and support those facing mental health challenges in your workplaces and communities.

1 in 7 Singaporeans has experienced a mental health challenge

Lack of awareness about recognising, responding to, and accessing appropriate support for mental health problems is a significant issue. 

Additionally, research highlights the importance of support from colleagues and social networks in improving mental health outcomes, as individuals are more likely to seek help when encouraged by someone close to them. 

That’s where Mental Health First Aid comes in. 

MHFA provides an evidence-based toolkit that empowers employees, managers, leaders, and individuals to take concrete steps in effectively supporting those with mental health problems. By obtaining MHFA training, you can foster a supportive culture, empower your team, and enhance mental health outcomes.

As the sole licensed provider of MHFA International in Singapore, we offer MHFA training — a vital resource for creating mentally healthy workplaces and communities.

Join us today in fostering a culture of care and improving mental health literacy within your organisations. 

The problem

1 in 7 Singaporeans has experienced a mental health challenge? This means we should take immediate action, especially in our workplaces and communities.

At Intellect, we take mental health seriously. We know how improved mental health literacy creates a culture of care where employees and individuals alike feel supported and empowered to discuss their mental well-being. We also understand how mental health affects an organisation’s  productivity bottom line.

With that said, we’re proud to be the sole MHFA International licensed provider in Singapore, offering MHFA training – a vital resource for creating mentally healthy workplaces and communities. 

What is Mental Health
First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is the initial help offered to individuals experiencing a mental health challenge. It is most effective when provided by someone within the person’s regular network.

Our MHFA course empowers you with the knowledge and skills to recognise changes in someone’s mental health and helps you confidently connect and respond to their needs. You’ll be equipped to guide the person towards appropriate professional help.

With our programme, you’ll cultivate a workplace environment that actively reduces stigma, enhances organisational resilience, and one that improves outcomes and help-seeking behaviours.

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What is Mental
Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help offered to individuals experiencing a mental health challenge. It is most effective when provided by someone within the person’s regular network.

Our MHFA course empowers you with the knowledge and skills to recognise changes in someone’s mental health and helps you confidently connect and respond to their needs. You’ll be equipped to guide the person towards appropriate professional help.

With our programme, you’ll cultivate a workplace environment that actively reduces stigma, enhances organisational resilience, and one that improves outcomes and help-seeking behaviours.

Why should you join MHFA?

By obtaining MHFA training, you empower your employees and community members to:

Intervene early

1) Recognise and observe mental health changes and challenges

2) Identify mental health stressors and recommend appropriate support

3) Confidently respond in crises

Enhance your
skill set

1) Improve mental health literacy and practical skills

2) Have meaningful conversations about mental health

3) Boost organisational and employee resilience

Increase
organisational productivity

1) Foster effective and
compassionate mental health
support structures

2) Enhance workplace culture
to improve employee wellbeing

3) Develop personalised
wellbeing strategies

Reduce mental
health stigma

1) Destigmatise mental health conversations

2) Foster a psychologically safe environment

3) Increase support for individuals with mental health problems

MHFA efficacy is supported by peer-reviewed research papers

MHFA’s Impact Across Cultures and Regions: Enhancing Mental Health Literacy and Support

A meta-analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials shows substantial improvements in the participants’ ability to assist peers and identify mental disorders, even up to six months following their MHFA training. This collective research underscores the universal effectiveness of the MHFA program in promoting mental health awareness and support, transcending cultural and regional boundaries.

(n=5,900 participants, encompassing studies across regions, including Hong Kong, Australia, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and more).

MHFA programme is a global evidence-based, evidence-informed and evidence-led. 
For more information about the research projects conducted by MHFA International, visit the page here.

Take action today to help your employees feel supported, empowered, and ready to thrive.

Who is this MHFA course for?

People leaders

If you're a dedicated leader who not only ensures employees are up to the task but also prioritises their well-being, the MHFA™ accreditation is an invaluable tool for you.

This course will enable you to:

  1. Equip yourself with skills to recognise and support employees' immediate mental well-being needs
  2. Foster organisational resilience as a leader
  3. Create a supportive workplace environment

Community members

If you're a passionate mental health advocate or someone who has noticed changes in your peers but doesn't know how to address them, this course is tailored for you.

Join us to

  • Increase awareness and understanding of mental health struggles
  • Learn strategies to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues
  • Acquire skills to support colleagues, friends, and loved ones
  • Ignite change and make a positive difference in your community

Our course structure

Our comprehensive 12-hour blended course will equip you with the essential skills to become a certified Mental Health First Aider. 

By enrolling in our programme, you’ll earn a valuable Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation, valid for 3 years.

Part 1

Self-guided learning

• Engage in self-guided learning using provided materials

• Explore the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

• Gain insights into mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Part 1
Part 2

On-site learning

• Participate in interactive sessions to apply your knowledge and skills

•Engage in practical activities simulating real-life scenarios

•Apply the Mental Health Action Plan to specific groups and populations

•Receive a toolbox of wellbeing strategies to support your role as a mental health advocate
Part 2
Part 3

MHFA accreditation examination

• Review of mental health problems and crises

• Complete the accreditation examination

• Receive course completion certificate

• Connect with the Mental Health First Aiders support network
Part 3

Embark on a transformative journey to become a certified Mental Health First Aider

Chng Aik Chen Edwin
Chng Aik Chen EdwinMedical Director at Parkway Shenton
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"I believe that Mental Health First Aid can provide initial support to those who experience mental health challenges and connect them to appropriate professional help. Managers and supervisors should be equipped with knowledge and skills to better identify staff with mental health needs, respond to these supervisees with open communication and active listening, offer appropriate support and resources, and encourage them to seek professional help promptly."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderIHH Healthcare
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"Excellent trainer with a great mastery of content and facilitating learning. Highly recommended for People Managers."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderIHH Healthcare
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"It was a fulfilling and engaging session. The presentation style and the knowledge of the instructor were impressive."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderPrime Energy (Prime Energy Resources Development B.V.)
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"Good energy, pace, and patience with the group. The content is not well-known yet, so it's great that we can get upskilled and empowered in this."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderPrime Energy (Prime Energy Resources Development B.V.)
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"The instructor made the session more fun and effective. We were able to enjoy the role-playing. He provided important feedback after each activity, reinforcing the knowledge we have imbibed during the teaching session. The e-learning is important as a pre-session tool. The instructor made the discussion 'lighter' and encouraged us to ask questions."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderCyberArk
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"The strength of the course is explaining things in a way that is easier to understand, as dealing with people with mental health challenges can be challenging."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderCyberArk
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"The instructor has been very personable and delivers the content in an easily understandable method. It would be better if we could condense it into a single session. The reinforcement of the online training is valuable."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderCartus
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"Excellent delivery and a high level of engagement. Highly pleasant personality and demeanor. Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Content is presented well, broken down to an appropriate level of detail."
Employee, MHFAider
Employee, MHFAiderCartus
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"The instructor was open and encouraged participation, helping us reinforce what we learned. The strength of the course is raising awareness of mental health issues and the difference a First Aider can make to the person in need. Great delivery; I learned a lot from this session. The ALGEE process can be used not just for MHFA scenarios but is also applicable when we want to interact and get to know the challenges or issues that people are facing in our daily lives."
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How can you join?

Express your interest today by submitting your queries below

Our dedicated team will reach out with courses for you to choose from and we are ready to assist you at every step of the journey.

For organisations

Take the first step towards becoming a certified Mental Health First Aider and making a lasting positive impact on your organisation.

For individuals

Acquire skills to support your friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Join our public course and take a part in eliminating mental health stigma in your community.

FAQs

If you have any queries, feel free to email us at mhfa@intellect.co.

The MHFA™ course teaches essential skills for appropriately connecting individuals experiencing mental health challenges to professional support.

The MHFA course is a 2-day face-to-face programme with some pre-reading. Upon completion of the online Mental Health First Aider Assessment, you will receive a valuable Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation, valid for 3 years.

Yes, all our instructors undergo rigorous training and are accredited by MHFA International.

We highly encourage managers and HR leaders to join this course to enhance their ability to support employees’ well-being. Additionally, adult education communities, schools, and non-profit organisations are also encouraged to participate. Join us in fostering a mentally healthy environment for all.

There is only one global Mental Health First Aid trademarked course (MHFA™) which Intellect is the sole licensed provider to deliver in Singapore. 

Other courses are not licensed to use this terminology and hence do have access to the globally recognised MHFA™ course curriculum which has been refined and updated over 23 years to six million trainees worldwide. This is not necessarily a reflection of other providers’ course quality.
 
On a practical level, MHFA™ is heavily focused on not just awareness, but skills-based outcomes through quality communication to help respond to and reassure an individual affected by mental health issues. MHFA training is designed for non-health professionals and the MHFAider’s role stops once appropriate professional help is reached.