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Scotland's Mental Health First Aid Weekend Course for volunteers

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Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place

Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

United Kingdom

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This is a two day course is scheduled deliberately to be over this weekend to make it particularly accessible to all our volunteers.

Aims of the course

Mental Health First Aid is like any other type of first aid and is the help given to a person before appropriate professional help or treatment can be obtained.

The course trains people to be pro-active. You will be aware of: how to ask about suicide, how the recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress, how to provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.


Objectives of the course
By the end of the training participants will have considered:
-Attitudes: to understand the role that stigma and discrimination play in mental health
-Recovery: to realise that recovery is possible
-Alcohol and Drugs: how they affect our mental health
-Suicide: how to ask about it
-Listening Skills: how to listen in a non - judgemental way
-Self-harm: understanding self harming behaviours
-Depression: understanding depression
-Anxiety: understanding various anxiety disorders
-Psychosis: understanding the impact of psychosis.

Trainer Information

Emily Justice is a very experienced mental health trainer and is also a russian translator.

Alan Burnett is the Learning & Development assistant at Health In Mind with over 30 years of lived experience of mental health issues.

Terms and conditions

This course is in our Shandwick Place training room, which is not accessible for physical disabilities. Please contact us if this affects you. The course includes teas, coffee and biscuits but does not include lunch as there are lots of lunch outlet choices just beside us.

Training booking on Eventbrite are best paid by credit or debit card using Visa, Mastercard or American express. In exceptional circumstances, credit facilities may be available. Please contact the organiser to discuss your request at training@health-in-mind.org.uk or 0131 225 8508.

If you need to cancel your booking and give more than two weeks’ notice, we will refund your payment in full. If you cancel with less than two weeks’ notice, we will refund 50% of your fee.

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