The 2-day Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course will improve your knowledge and understanding of mental health and teaches skills for providing initial help to people experiencing thoughts of suicide or mental health problems such as self-harming, anxiety, depression and psychosis. Using volunteer film clips, activities and group discussion you will build your confidence and develop the skills to give immediate help to a person in distress by applying the ALGEE framework, until suitable professional help can be found. Participants receive the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid attendance certificate on completion.
By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of:
- The recovery message
- The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
- Suicide intervention
- Applying the ALGEE framework as a mental health first-aider
- What to do and say in a crisis
- Signposting to professional help
- Listening Skills
- Understanding of and how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression, anxiety or a psychotic episode
- Know what to say and do in a crisis
Participants will receive Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Manual and supporting handouts.
This course takes place over two days, each day is 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Tea and coffee is provided. Delegates are required to provide their own lunch.
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FDAMH Training Academy
FDAMH Training Academy aims to help prevent mental health problems and support early intervention when they arise, reducing the significant impacts of mental ill health across the community and enhancing the life chances of all.
FDAMH Training Academy is a social enterprise from Falkirk's Mental Health Association (FDAMH). FDAMH has over 30 years of experience working with people and families affected by the impact of mental illness. We are also experienced in training and supporting volunteers.