Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)
Mental health first aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is to support people in crisis, and when appropriate, signpost them on to other suitable professional help.
The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.
The course is presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland.
Course aims and objectives:
The course aims to equip individuals to:
- Preserve life.
- Provide help to prevent the mental health problem or crisis developing into a more serious state.
- Promote the recovery of good mental health.
- Provide comfort to a person experiencing distress.
- Promote understanding of mental health issues.
For more information and to book visit our website: http://www.thespark.org.uk/professionals/smhfa/
About the host
The Spark is a national relationship counselling charity and training organisation that has operated for over 50 years. We are also the largest provider of school-based counselling in Scotland.