Mental Health First Aid Training
Whilst people often have an awareness of common physical health problems, ignorance of mental health is prevalent. Regular first aid courses are widespread, however most of these courses do not address what assistance can be offered to those suffering with mental health problems.
Mental Health First Aid training aims to fill this gap.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis (e.g., the person is suicidal or has had a traumatic experience). Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves.
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Developing mental health problems covered are:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered are:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
- Severe psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
This is a 12-hour course and is usually delivered over 2 days (6 hours per day).
If you can't find the dates you're looking for, email Nikki to let her know what dates work best for you and we can see if we can put a class together.
We are also able to deliver this course to groups in your workplace.