Mental Health First Aid

  • £180 + VAT
    Please note, this course has a fee and is subject to cancellation terms and conditions.

  • 2 days, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Mental Health First Aid is for everyone. Mental Health problems are extremely common with one in four people experiencing some kind of mental health problem in any one year. Depression, stress and anxiety, for example, are widespread problems which affect thousands of people in Wales. Despite this, people do not always feel confident to discuss mental health or to offer the initial support that people need.

You may be able to access funding for this course via a Personal Learning Account (PLA). View this page to find out more.

All Mental Health First Aid (Wales) courses will include the following sessions over a 12 hour period:

Day 1:

Why mental health first aid?

  • Mental health policy in Wales
  • Common mental health problems
  • Attitudes and the See Me anti-stigma campaign
  • The five steps of mental health first aid

What is depression?

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Alcohol, drugs and depression
  • Suicide in Wales
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • Crisis first aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression

Day 2:

What are anxiety disorders (PDSD, GAD, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD)?

  • Symptoms of anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reaction
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Non- suicidal Self Harm (prevalence, first aid and treatment)

What are psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)?

  • Symptoms of psychotic disorders
  • Risk factors of psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Mental Health Legislation in Wales
  • Other expressions of distress, including self-harm
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aid

Ongoing assessment.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Mental health awareness
  • Mediation skills

All Mental Health First Aid (Wales) courses will include the following sessions over a 12 hour period:

Day 1:

Why mental health first aid?

  • Mental health policy in Wales
  • Common mental health problems
  • Attitudes and the See Me anti-stigma campaign
  • The five steps of mental health first aid

What is depression?

  • Symptoms of depression
  • Alcohol, drugs and depression
  • Suicide in Wales
  • Crisis first aid for suicidal behaviour
  • Crisis first aid for depression
  • Treatment and resources for depression

Day 2:

What are anxiety disorders (PDSD, GAD, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD)?

  • Symptoms of anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol, drugs and anxiety disorders
  • Crisis first aid for panic attacks
  • Crisis first aid for acute stress reaction
  • Treatment and resources for anxiety disorders
  • Non- suicidal Self Harm (prevalence, first aid and treatment)

What are psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)?

  • Symptoms of psychotic disorders
  • Risk factors of psychosis
  • Treatment and resources for psychosis
  • Mental Health Legislation in Wales
  • Other expressions of distress, including self-harm
  • Action planning for using Mental Health First Aid

Ongoing assessment.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Enhance your skill set with:

  • Mental health awareness
  • Mediation skills

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