Description

 

Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found.

 

Trainers are official SMHFA trainers, and have a background working in mental health in the community, with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and using interactive and fun activities to engage participants and support learning.

Aim:  To become more informed about how to respond to a mental health crisis and what the most common mental health problems are.  Participants will develop skills in asking appropriate questions, listening without judgment and giving guidance about were help can be found.

The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.

Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found.

Accreditations

First Aid Training Co-operative exceed the HSE Employers' Due Diligence requirements for first aid training providers.

We have ISO9001 Certification and are also members of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations.

You can rely on our quality assured systems for the correct accreditation of your course.

Course Content List

What is covered on the Mental Health First Aid 2 Days course?:

  • Guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • Attitudes to mental health issuese
  • Qualities
  • The recovery message
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • Introduction to suicide intervention
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding depression
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • Understanding anxiety
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • Understanding psychosis
  • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode.

Upcoming Events

We don’t currently have any public courses of this type scheduled. Please contact us to enquire about private course availability.

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We can run Private First Aid Courses at any suitable venue, for groups of up to 12 participants per trainer. Private courses can be tailored to almost any situation or context that your organisation or group requires.

Please complete the form linked below to let us know a bit about your requirements, and we'll be in touch as soon as we can. Alternatively, call the office and talk to one of us to discuss your situation and how we can help deliver the best course for you.

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