This 2-day SMHFA course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, helping to remove stigma and fear and to give you confidence in approaching a person in distress. Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and will provide you with the skills to give immediate help until suitable professional help can be found. Participants will receive the Scottish Mental Health First Aid certificate on completion.
Some of the topics covered are listed below:
- The recovery message
- The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
- Introduction to suicide intervention
- 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 supporting handouts.
This course takes place over two days, each day is 9am to 4pm.
Tea and coffee is provided. Delegates are required to provide their own lunch.
When & Where
FDAMH Training Academy
FDAMH Training Academy provides expert training courses to people across Scotland on the subject of mental health and wellbeing.
Aiming to reduce the stigma attached to mental health, and educate people across the country on how to improve and maintain their wellbeing, FDAMH Training Academy offers courses on a range of subjects; from Mindfulness for Wellbeing , through to Understanding Eating Disorders, Introduction to Counselling Skills and Keeping Yourself Mentally Well workshops.
To date, FDAMH Training Academy has helped more than 900 delegates deepen their knowledge of mental health, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to build their confidence and further their personal growth.
FDAMH Training Academy was originally established in August 2015 under FDAMH, Falkirk’s Mental Health Association.
For more information please visit: www.fdamh.org.uk/academy