Mental health first aid

Who should attend?

All staff working in front line services with adults who have care and support needs.

Duration

Half day and full day workshops available Monday to Saturday

Outline

Poor mental health is one of the key issues relating to the care and support needs for adults who are vulnerable.  This workshop will provide staff with a greater awareness of mental health issues affecting adult service providers and enable them to identify early signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses.    Staff will be skilled in providing non-judgemental support and reassurance to vulnerable service users and have a clear understanding of how to guide a person to seek professional support they may need to recover.  Staff will be engaged in a range of scenarios that will build knowledge and confidence about the process of diagnosis for mental health illnesses and will be clear about how to support service users throughout the process.   Strategies will be provided to support staff to manage their own and others’ positive wellbeing and be clear about how to get help in emergency situations using the organisations internal policies and procedures.

Key Skills and Learning Outcomes

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