Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) Curriculum

Comprehensive Community Helping Skills Curriculum for All Audiences

  • "[MHF] has impacted my life greatly in that I am now confident that I can positively work with other people to help them become change agents and responsible human beings in their societies."
    - An MHF Master Trainer in Malawi

Through training and skills practice exercises, the MHF curriculum prepares community-based helpers to:

  •  Address special topics in mental stress, distress and disorder.
  •  Connect local potential, needs and resources.
  •  Encourage choice with empathy, integrity and respect for diversity.
  •  Identify the five signs of mental illness.*

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*The MHF curricula encompass the five signs of emotional suffering promoted by the changedirection.org campaign. Recognizing signs of personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care, and hopelessness is infused into the curricula.