Mental health problems cover a wide range of issues – including stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse – that affect someone’s ability to get on with their daily life. The most common mental disorder in Britain is mixed anxiety and depression, with almost 9% of people meeting the criteria for diagnosis (source: Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001).
This course is for members of the public, carers, community workers, and commercial, voluntary and public sector workers. It is NOT for trained mental health professionals
You will learn how to:
- Spot the early signs of mental health problems
- Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
- Provide help on a first aid basis
- Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
- Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
- Help someone recover faster
- Guide someone towards the right support.
This course is over four half days – 20, 21, 24 & 25 July, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Course fee: £130 per person.
Download more information rva.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mental_health_first_aid__flyer_july_17.pdf