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Target Audience: Staff
Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health is a blended course that will be, facilitated by staff from the Disability and Wellbeing Service. This course provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress. Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.
The session will provide guidance to learners on the roles and responsibilities of supporting students with their mental health.
Guidance will be provided on duty of care, boundaries and confidentiality in-line with “Helping Students in Distress Guide”.
Course duration: There are 2 facilitated webinars and 4 hours of Self-Study, attendance at both sessions is expected.
Each learner will be given access to an E-manual and a detailed learner resource sheet.
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Identifying Mental Health conditions
- Providing advice and starting a conversation
- Mental Health conditions
** This is an optional module of the Strathclyde Supervisor Development Programme (see link to webpage below) **
Delivered By: Disability & Wellbeing