Become a Mental Health First Aider

Registrations for the July Cohort of the Orius Fellowship Program are now closed.
Register for the August Cohort using the form below.

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Are you of African Origin?
This program is for Africans ONLY.
Are you available to commit up to 2 hours weekly for the 4-week duration of the program?
After you submit this form, a link will come up prompting you to join the dedicated WhatsApp group for the August Cohort. Please ensure that you join the group.
Thank you for the wonderful program. The past 8 weeks have been thought-provoking and has inspired me to do more. I believe that I'm more equipped to make better and more meaningful impact in the mental health space. I can't ever talk about my journey as an advocate without mentioning the Orius team, thank you for investing in me.
Nerat-Dagwi N.
The sessions were so amazing and they will have a positive impact in my community. Especially in helping people with psychological problems. It was impressive learning about common mental health challenges. Honestly, in some cases I am a victim of these mental health problems.
Karen N.
Congratulations to everyone for completing this incredible program but most especially for acquiring the knowledge which will help us to make a difference in our different communities. A big thank you to the Orius team for making this possible. God bless you beyond measure.
Victoria C.


The Orius Fellowship Program is a virtual training designed to empower Africans to become Mental Health First Aiders and Advocates. It combines expert-led training sessions with real-life case studies.

All people of African origin with an interest in mental health are encouraged to register. This program is particularly suited to health workers, paramedics, first responders, counsellors, volunteers, mental health enthusiasts, and the general public, operating within the African context.

The Orius Fellowship Program costs $15 (15,000 naira) ONLY.

No. This is a virtual program. Sessions typically hold by 12PM WAT on Saturdays via the Google Meet app.

You will learn directly from medical and mental health experts in the lecture session, gain access to digital resources and toolkits, and earn a MHFA certification. You will also receive continual post-fellowship support via our interactive alumni network, gain access to AMA sessions, and access career growth opportunities.

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