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    Mental Health First Aid.
    Provider   Safety Services

    This two-day Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) standard course offers basic general information and teaches techniques to provide help to someone (staff or students) experiencing a mental health problem, before professional help is obtained.

Duration 2 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Now Booking

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Target Audience: All staff and students.

This two-day Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) standard course offers basic general information and teaches techniques to provide help to someone (staff or students) experiencing a mental health problem, before professional help is obtained.

The course is presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continually monitored by NHS Scotland.

Attendance at both days' training is required. 

The following is a brief outline of what is covered on the course:

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding a variety of conditions and how to offer first aid


Delivered By: Disability and Wellbeing Service

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this session.

Useful Links

More information can be found on the SMHFA website.