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Mental Health First Aid Course 
Cork | Dublin | Limerick

Mental Health First Aid Course 

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Course: Mental Health First Aid Course  

Course Duration: 1 Day 

 

Course Structure 

 

Session 1 

 

What is Mental Health First Aid?  

Mental Health Statistics in Ireland

The Role of the Mental Health First Aider 

What is Stress?

Eustress vs Distress 

Stress Management Strategies 

What is a Mental illness? 

Introduction to The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan using (A.L.G.E.E)

Approach the person, Assess and assist with any crisis

Listen and communicate non-judgmentally

Give support and information

Encourage the person to get appropriate professional help

Encourage other supports

Session 2

Understanding Depression

Postnatal Depression

Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Behaviour & Depressive symptoms​

What is Non Suicidal Self Injury? 

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Panic Attacks

Crisis First Aid for Traumatic events

Crisis First Aid for Acute Stress Reaction

 

Session 3

 

Understanding Psychotic Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Acute Psychosis, Aggressive

Behavior, and Psychotic Symptoms

Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Crisis First Aid for Overdose

Crisis First Aid for Withdrawal

 

Session 4 

 

Understanding Eating Disorders

Crisis First Aid for Eating Disorders

Using Mental Health First Aid

Role Play 

 

 

Mental Health First Aid has an important part in today's world. This mental health first aid course gives the student the necessary knowledge and skills to help recognise and support a person in their time of need. 

 

On finishing the course you will be able to:

 

Recognize the early signs of a mental health problem

Feel more confident helping others

Provide help on a first aid basis

Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others

Help stop a mental health problem from getting worse

Help someone recover faster

Guide someone towards the right support

Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems​

 

Certification:  Mental Health First Aid 

 

Certification Valid for 3 years

 

Training delivered by Doctor & Paramedic