Standard Mental Health First Aid

Standard Mental Health First Aid
Duration: 12 hours 

Overview: The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.  

You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. 

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. 

Developing mental health problems covered: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety  
  • Psychosis 
  • Substance use problems. 

Mental health crises situations covered: 

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours 
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (Deliberate self-harm) 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Traumatic events 
  • Severe effects of drugs and alcohol abuse 
  • Severe psychotic states 
  • Aggressive behaviours. 

Maximum of 22 participants 

Please note 

This is an education course, to learn how to give first aid to others, and is not a therapy or support group. 

Please contact us for course dates.