Mental Health First Aid

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This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.
Many of our service users can add trauma, abuse or significant difficulties in life to the range of issues that may add to the likelihood of mental health concerns. We need to be able to recognize, support and respond in a way that supports people with mental health issues.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. You will learn about providing initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan, as well as the signs and symptoms and what to do if you are worried about an adult who may be experiencing:

Mental health problems:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

Plus an online quiz if you which to became an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

Who should attend?

Workers with adults across all sectors.

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