The Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course does not train people to be mental health workers.

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course 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. 

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found.

This course can only be delivered and is only valid in Scotland.

Course Information:

Duration: 

2 Day Course

Number of Delegates:

A maximum of 12 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Location:

In-House/On-Site

If you have several employees that you wish to train for Scotland Mental Health First Aid why not consider an onsite course. 

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

Syllabus:

Scotland Mental Health First Aid covers a range of related subjects that includes:

  • Guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • Attitudes to mental health issues
  • Equalities
  • The recovery message
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • Introduction to suicide intervention
  • Listening skills

Assessment:

The Scotland Mental Health First Aid is assessed through a range of methods, including practical assessment

Certification:

The Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid provides a certificate from NHS Health Scotland/Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid.

This certification is only valid in Scotland.

 

For further information, please get in touch


Telephone: 01506 412791





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