MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - For Schools & Colleges
Mental Health First Aid Training for School students

Two day Workshop on “Mental Health First Aid” for School Students

Dr. B. Imtiyaaz
This course teaches children and adolescents about various mental health problems, their impact, their identification and recovery

Mental health first aid is a self help approach for identifying mental health problems or mental health crisis and taking necessary precautions of healing.

  • Our children and youth are living in a more vulnerable generation
  • The stress factor has increased and has increased the associated mental health problems too
  • 1 in 10 young people experience emotional and mental health problems
  • By the time young people become adults the incidence of mental health problems rises to somewhere between 1 in 4 and 1 in 6 people
  • For those aged 15-24 suicide is the second most common cause of death
  • There is evidence to suggest that early intervention is hugely beneficial
  • Our children & youth need to understand the underlying causes for their mental illness so that they can manage their mental health in a better way

The workshop teaches children and adolescents about how to assess and assist them while developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Participants learn about age appropriate mental and physical development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, where and how to get help when developing a mental illness, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

The resource person is Dr. B. Imtiyaaz, a School Psychologist and a successful trainer.  He is the first in India to train psychology graduates and professionals to become as School Psychologists and again he is the first in India to Train People on Mental Health First Aid. He is the founder of and President of International Association of Holistic Psychology. He leads a team of professionals working with students of schools and colleges across the country.  He has been working on child and adolescent development for the last 8 years and has been an active participant in various researches like girl empowerment, home schooling, inclusive education, etc.,

He has worked with all types of schools and colleges for almost eight years and has trained hundreds of people to work as a school psychologist creating safer environments for the children. His team of school psychologists is spread out throughout India serving all types of schools under his able guidance and support. The way he conducts the sessions in an interactive way, narrating things with cases as metaphors, providing scope for debate and discussion with a pragmatic approach makes his workshops unique.

Visit his website at to know more about him.
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping self while experiencing a problem
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Understand Mental Illness in a better perspective and act accordingly
  • Moving towards right support
  • Reducing the stigma of mental health problems with ourselves and with others too

School Students from 7 – 17 years of age

  • A school can organize this two day workshop for their students and the trainer’s fee will be charged.

The workshop will be full of resources, discussions, case studies, and debates. The mode will be interactive and participant friendly with lots of brain storming and knowledge capped sessions.  The workshop will deal with practically possible information that can be applied to our Indian school setting. The best pick of the workshop will be the case discussions, as they provide participants a pragmatic view on how things can be handled.

The content session may vary according to the participant age

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and knowledge about what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

The main sessions will be on

  1. Understanding importance of Mental Health
  2. Mental Health Management
  3. Mental Issues and Disorders
  4. Coming out of the mental health stigma
  5. Identification and Self Assessment
  6. First Aid Management of the most common issues
  7. Recovery options and resources
  8. Creating a Healthy Mind

May include:


Mental health

  • Definition of mental health
  • Adolescent development
  • Common youth mental disorders
  • Preventing mental health problems
  • romoting emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being

Issues and Disorders – Warning Signs and Interventions

  • Learning Problems
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Suicide
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
  • Diversity and equality issues
  • Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
  • Depression
  • Bullying/Cyber bullying
  • Promoting protective factors and good parenting
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Aggressive behaviors

First Aid Resources

  • Crisis interventions
  • Recovery Resources
  • Listening skills
  • Therapeutic story writing
  • Mindfulness
  • Other related resources

  • A flexible date and time will be decided on Consultation, depending on trainer/ instructor’s availability.
  • Venue can be your school auditorium or seminar hall or common place
  • On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact us at for more details on conducting this seminar at your place.

The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.

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