Mental Health First Aid – “World Mental Health Day 10th October”

Mental Health First Aid ACTION PLAN


A pproach, assess and assist with any crisis
L isten non-judgementally
E ncourage appropriate professional help
E ncourage other supports

The MHFA courses teach you how to give mental health first aid using the Action Plan.

MHFA courses can provide members of the community with:

  • Skills in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems;
  • Knowledge of the possible causes or risk factors for these mental health problems;
  • Awareness of the evidenced based medical, psychological and alternative treatments available;
  • Skills in how to give appropriate initial help and support someone experiencing a mental health problem;
  • Skills in how to take appropriate action if a crisis situation arises involving suicidal behaviour, panic attack, stress reaction to trauma, overdose or threatening psychotic behaviour.

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