Standard Mental Health First Aid
Who is it for?
Any adult interested in supporting others.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
Participants receive a Mental Health First Aid manual and are eligible for accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider (valid for 3 years).
The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for a number of professions.
This course covers:
How to recognise the signs and symptoms of 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
How to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Mental health problems covered in this course are:
Substance use problems
Mental health crisis situations covered in this course are:
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
Severe psychotic states
How long is it?
This is a 12 hour course which can be delivered over 2 full days or 4 sessions.
We also deliver the Standard Mental Health First Aid Refresher course, which is 4 hours.