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Scotland's mental health first aid

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Scotland's mental health first aid

Dates: 02 April 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
16 April 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Course duration: 2 days
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £350.00 / Non-Members £550.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

The Scottish Government has estimated that 1 in 4 people are affected by a mental health problem in any given year.  Therefore, it is possible that in the course of a working day you will come into contact with someone experiencing mental health problems. This two day, NHS Scotland certificated course is for anyone working in a housing association whether you are on the frontline dealing with tenants and other members of the public or work internally alongside your colleagues. Upon completion of the course, delegates will be recognised as mental health first aiders.

It has been designed to help you apply Mental Health First Aid to people who may be in crisis just as you would apply general first aid to someone who has a physical injury. You will learn to recognise when someone needs immediate help and be able to provide it until professional can be provided.

Course content
Through this informative and participative course you will increase your knowledge of common mental health issues in Scotland and develop skills in responding to situations you might come across as well as protect your own mental health.

Topics include:

  • Attitudes to mental health   
  • Suicide; Self-Harm
  • Depression; Anxiety; Psychosis
  • Alcohol; Drugs
  • Listening Skills; Recovery


Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course is supported by excellent resources including a comprehensive First Aider’s Manual, video clips, individual and group activities and case studies

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the difference between mental health and illness 
  • Gain insight into common mental health issues
  • Develop your listening skills
  • Learn about the possibilities of recovery
  • Be able to offer first aid to someone experiencing mental health problems


Trainer: Anne Mathie