What will it cover?
It is increasingly recognised that mental health is at least as important – if not more so – than physical health, especially in the workplace. Very few people have the skills and knowledge to respond effectively to a mental health crisis, so having a qualified in-house mental health first aider is a valuable asset to any organisation. This two-day, NHS-accredited course covers:
- The 5 steps of Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) and how to apply them
- How to recognise when someone might need help, and the best course of action to take
- The relationship between mental health and both discrimination and alcohol & drugs
- Practical advice and experience to assist you in future mental health crises should these arise
Upon completion of the course, all attendees will receive a certificate qualifying them as a NHS-accredited Mental Health First Aider.
What are the outcomes?
Attendees will walk away with:
- Skills that are applicable to specific scenarios (e.g. suicide prevention) but also general life
- Increased confidence to listen and respond effectively in a mental health crisis
- Deeper understanding of the links between mental health and various social and environmental factors
- Enhanced knowledge surrounding recovery from mental health issues
- Awareness of where to access additional mental health support and resources
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for anyone from staff through to senior management and beyond.
How long will the course be?
The course lasts two days, covering the mandatory 12 hours.