Course Contents & Modules Information

Both the standard and the youth can be presented over 2 days or 4 modules.                                         

Standard Mental Health First Aid

12 hour Course Outline
 

 

SESSION ONE  (3 hours)
 
Mental Illnesses
Prevalence and impact
Spectrum of interventions
 
Mental Health First Aid
The MHFA Action Plan
 
Depression
Signs, symptoms and risk factors
Interventions
 
SESSION TWO   (3 hours)
 
The MHFA Action Plan for depression
Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
 
Anxiety
Signs, symptoms and risk factors
Interventions
 
SESSION THREE  (3 hours)
 
The MHFA Action Plan for anxiety
Crisis first aid for panic attacks
Crisis first aid for traumatic events
 
Psychosis
Signs, symptoms and risk factors
Interventions
 
SESSION 4    (3 hours)
 
The MHFA Action Plan for psychosis
Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour
 
Substance Misuse
Signs, symptoms, risk factors, interventions
The MHFA Action Plan for substance misuse
Crisis first aid for intoxication
Crisis first aid for medical emergencies
 


Youth Mental Health  First Aid 

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SESSION ONE (3.5 hours)
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Adolescent development
Common youth mental disorders
The MHFA action plan
Communicating with young people
Professionals who can help young people
SESSION TWO (3.5 hours)
Depression in young people
The MHFA action plan for depression
Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
Crisis first aid for non-suicidal self-injury
Anxiety in young people
Types of anxiety disorders
 
SESSION THREE (3.5 hours)
The MHFA action plan for anxiety
Crisis first aid for panic attacks
Crisis first aid for traumatic events
Eating disorders in young people
Types of eating disorders
The MHFA action plan for eating disorders
Crisis first aid for medical emergencies
SESSSION FOUR (3.5 hours)
Psychosis in young people
The MHFA action plan for psychotic disorders
Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour
Substance misuse in young people
The MHFA action plan for substance misuse
Crisis first aid for intoxication
Crisis first aid for medical emergencies
Concluding activities