One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any one year. Mental Health First Aid is a 12 hour course which:
• Raises awareness of issues around mental health;
• Trains people to identify signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
• Gives people confidence in being able to offer comfort and information to a person experiencing a mental health problem;
• Gives people knowledge of the different professional help as well self-help, coping strategies that are available and effective so that they can direct and sign post people.
The aim is to reduce the stigma and discrimination attached to mental health problems and provide the opportunity to intervene early in order to prevent them developing into more serious conditions and promote recovery.
Manchester Mind and The Roby are now in a position to offer this training as they have first aid trainers who have been trained and accredited as Mental Health First Aid Instructors.