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MHF Training

The Mental Health Facilitator training focuses on preparing individuals for a variety of basic mental health situations in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context. For this reason, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and members of related professions consulted on the program’s development.

Training providers start with the core curriculum—a compilation of mental health knowledge and skills accepted around the world—and then modify and add content, including role-playing and other class activities, to fit local norms. This helps ensure that anyone with MHF training can understand problems and recommend solutions in a realistic local context.

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The MHF 30-hour curriculum includes core competencies such as:

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    helping skills
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    mental stress, distress and disorders
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    disaster/trauma response
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    community resources
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    referral to other providers

The curriculum focuses on promoting practice through experienced MHF trainers' skills demonstrations and role-play exercises. Additional training is available for those who meet the requirements to become trainers.

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