Adult - Mental Health First Aid (Wales) - 2 Day Course
|Suitable For: Everyone 18 and over; especially helpful for front line workers*.|
The 12 hour AMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
The Adult Mental Health First Aid (Wales) course is based on international
MHFA Guidelines. Curriculum content is evidence-based, with the input of mental
health professionals, researchers, and consumer advocates.
As a participant, you will gain improved knowledge of mental illnesses and their interventions, knowledge of appropriate first aid strategies, and confidence in helping individuals experiencing a mental health problem. Topics covered include:
mental health problems
• Anxiety problems
• Substance use problems
Mental health crises
• Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
• Non-suicidal self-injury
• Panic attacks
• Traumatic events
• Severe psychotic states
• Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
• Aggressive behaviours
Mental Health First Aid (Wales) has been adapted for Wales by Training in Mind.
*Please note that due to the sensitive topics discussed within the training it is recommended that participants have an appropriate level of well-being before attending.
Whist sharing experiences can benefit the training experience participants must be aware that Mental Health First Aid is designed to help participants support others and is not intended as a therapy session for the participant. This is for the comfort for all participants.