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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (27th January 2020 and 4th February 2020...

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40 Shandwick Place

Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

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This course will take place on 27th January and 4th February 2020 (9.15-4.45pm each day).

Mental health first aid was developed in Australia and is based on the concept of general first aid training.

The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.

Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found.

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 depression
    - how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
    - understanding anxiety
    - how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
    - understanding psychosis
    - how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episod

    Comments from previous course participants.......

    " This course met my needs. I wanted to find out more about mental health and this covered a good selection"

    "I feel better equipped to provide support/spot signs of mental health issues and ahve converstaiond with people"

    "I feel more confident in carrying out initial mental health first aid"

    The course must be delivered by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland.

    SMHFA training is not a therapeutic space for resolving personal issues. Individuals are encouraged to take care of themselves and take responsibility for what they share.

    Trainer

    Emily Justice is a very experienced mental health first aid trainer. She regularly delivers the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course and also Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid: Young People. Her passion for this work stems from her own lived experience of mental health problems and recovery. Emily is particularly interested in work that supports prevention and early intervention among children and young people. In 2017 she developed and piloted a peer education programme, which is now being used by schools in several local authorities.

    Caroline Fraser is the Learning and Development Coordinator at Health in Mind. She is a mental health first aider and has over 17 years’ experience working in the health and well-being sector. Caroline draws from her many years’ experience working with young people therapeutically around their mental and emotional well-being and has a wealth of experience developing and delivering training to a wide range of professionals. She has a strong interest in and is passionate about all aspects of health both personally and professionally.

    Terms and conditions

    This course is in Health in Mind's main offices, 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT. Our training room is on the second floor and is not accessible for people with mobility issues. If you would like to participate in the course and have mobility issues, please contact us and we will relocate the course to an accessible venue.

    Training bookings on Eventbrite are paid for by credit or debit card using Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We are unable to issue an invoice/purchase order.

    If you need to cancel your booking and give more than 28 days’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee. If due to unforeseen circumstances we have to change the course date, and it is not suitable for you, we will refund 100% of the payment.


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