Frequently Asked Questions

The Orius Fellowship is a virtual 8-week program designed to empower young Africans to become Mental Health First Aiders and Advocates. It combines expert-led training sessions with real-life projects.

All people of African origin with an interest in mental health are encouraged to apply. This program is particularly suited to healthcare professionals and students (including those from allied health disciplines) operating within the African context.

Participating in the Orius Fellowship is FREE. However, to proceed to the final stage (capstone project) of the fellowship and earn a recognized certificate of competence as a Mental Health First Aider, you are expected to pay $12.

No. The Orius Fellowship is a virtual program. Sessions typically hold by 12PM WAT on Saturdays.

Orius Fellows will engage with medical and mental health experts, participate in mentorship sessions, collaborate for social impact projects, and earn a MHFA certificate. Fellows also gain access to career growth opportunities and an interactive alumni network.

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MHFA Certificate

No. The certificate of competence as a Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) costs $12.

Yes. After week 4, you need to process your certification in order to participate in the mentorship sessions, start your capstone project, and successfully complete the program.

No. The MHFA certificate does not expire.

  • It serves as proof of your competence and credibility as a Mental Health First Aider
  • We are recognized as a training provider by the Association of Healthcare Trainers (AoHT), UK
  • It can potentially increase your earning power and career prospects in the healthcare space
  • It boosts your visibility and gives you a competitive advantage over other applicants
  • You get a FREE digital MHFA manual from us for future reference
  • Access to a closed online community of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to job referrals, speaking engagements, and AMA sessions to improve your knowledge.

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