MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - For Schools & Colleges
for College Principals, Teaching Community, Administrators and Parents Mental Health First Aid Training
Two day Workshop on “Mental Health First Aid” for College Principals, Teaching Community, Management People, Administrators & Other related staffs

Dr. B. Imtiyaaz
This course teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.

Mental health first aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

  • 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 early intervention is hugely beneficial

The workshop teaches adults how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Participants learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, where and how to get help when a young person is 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. Course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged between 12 and 18 years), however, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for principals, teachers, college administrators, parents, coaches, and other youth workers.

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, and inclusive education.

He has worked with all types of schools for almost 8 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 in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Any interested adult can attend. Please note that this course is not for adolescents to attend. This course is also not a therapy or support group; rather it is an education course. This workshop addresses the issues school administrators, principals and teachers must face on a daily bases to ensure that their school remains safe for both students and staff. The workshop caters to the needs of the school management, principal, senior teachers, teachers and school managers by providing vital knowledge about mental health first aid.

  • A college can organize this two day workshop for their staffs and the trainer’s fee will be charged.
  • A college can organize this two day workshop for their people and for the people from other colleges in their city. The fee for each participant will be worked out based up on the area of conduction and facilities provided by the organizing colleges.

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 ambience. The best pick of the workshop will be the case discussions, as they provide participants a pragmatic view on how things can be handled.

      Mental health

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

      Issues and Disorders – Warning Signs and Interventions

        • Anxiety & Depression
        • Suicide
        • Psychosis
        • Love and Sex
        • Academic Stress
        • Self-harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
        • Diversity and equality issues
        • Adolescent and family psychosocial development
        • Relationship Issues
        • Bullying/Cyber bullying
        • Promoting protective factors and good parenting
        • Panic attacks
        • Traumatic events
        • Aggressive behaviors
        • Stress
        • Social Pressure
        • Break Ups
        • Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs
        • Divorce
        • Masturbation and Other Abnormal Sexual Acts

      First Aid Resources Crisis interventions

        • Recovery Resources
        • Listening skills
        • Therapeutic story writing
        • Mindfulness
        • Treatment Options
        • 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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