Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional health is obtained.
MHFA certified training is aimed at a range of people who may come into contact with those experiencing mental health difficulties and crises. They include health workers, teachers, front line public sector, voluntary and community sector workers as well as members of the general public.
It is 12 hours of evidence-based training, teaching participants how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems e.g. depression, anxiety and psychosis.
The aims of Mental Health First Aid are:
· To enhance understanding of mental health problems and how it can impact on individuals and society.
· To develop skill, motivation, knowledge and confidence in offering help to those with symptoms of mental illness.
· To guide towards appropriate professional help.
|Target age group||18+|
|Session time||12 hours (2 days or 4 evenings)|
|Teaching notes available?||Yes|
|Information on sources of support?||Yes|
|Supplementary materials available?||Yes|
13 Church Road
Portadown BT62 3LN
T 028 3839 2314
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.
Southern Trust Area
By learning to recognise the signs that someone may be unwell, you may be able to provide initial help, to guide a person towards appropriate professional help, and in its most powerful form, save a life by learning basic suicide intervention skills