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Mental Health Awareness and Understanding

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Mor Workspace

Treloggan Lane

Newquay

TR7 2FP

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It is well documented that at least one in four of us will experience some form of mental ill-health during our lifetime, the reality is that it could well be us or someone we know.

Mental Distress F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D. is an intervention skill used on people who are or may be developing mental ill-health, who are in mental distress or suicidal. As a first aider your main role is to keep this person safe until they are able to access appropriate help or the crisis is over. It’s important to understand that as a first aider you do NOT have to be a counsellor or a therapist.

Aim of the course:

  • To provide an overview of mental ill-health and what various conditions look like
  • To help attendees understand how mental ill-health can impact on individuals and those around them
  • To help attendees know how to support someone in mental distress or with suicidal thoughts/behaviours by using a Mental Distress First Aid & Suicide First Aid intervention skill
  • Where to go and how access help

Objectives:

  • Be able to help a person experiencing mental distress or mental ill-health
  • Know what certain conditions look like and people behave
  • Know how to spot the early signs and symptoms
  • Be able to deliver a Mental Distress/Suicide F.I.R.S.T. A.I.D. Intervention
  • Understand Self-harm, what it is and why people choose to self-harm
  • Help reduce stigma
  • Have learned about the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’
  • Promote faster recovery
  • Practice as a Mental Distress First Aider
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