MHF Program Presentation

The Mental Health Facilitator program focuses on improving access to mental health care. In practice, the MHF program is multiple country-specific programs consisting of a training framework, a group of providers, and defined helping parameters (practice areas). The MHF program is not designed to create a new mental health profession; providers retain their own professional identity and add mental health facilitation skills to their practice.  Programs receive modifications to fit cultural norms prior to being introduced (see

MHF training programs are adapted on a country-by-country basis with both universal and country-specific standards to ensure cultural appropriateness. MHFs may be initial helpers of choice, may serve as a referral source for specialist services, or both.

The training is provided by

  • IUK Institut Dortmund
  • Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main
  • Fachstelle für Suchtprävention im Lande Berlin.

New courses will start on September 22nd, 2015 at Landesstelle für Suchtfragen Schleswig-Holstein, Kronshagen/Kiel and on October 5th, 2015 at Fachstelle für Suchtprävention Berlin. Information and registration forms are available under

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