This 2 day intensive, interactive and practical course provides an overview of common
mental health problems as well as information, tools and techniques to enable you to
support veterans and families of both serving and veteran Armed Forces personnel
who may be experiencing mental or emotional distress.
Objectives/Aims of Course
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• Spot the early signs of a mental health problem including post-traumatic stress disorder
• Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem and deal with a crisis situation or help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
• Guide someone to the right support
• Help stop a mental health illness getting worse and to recover faster
• Help reduce the stigma of mental health problems
• Use the ALGEE tool for conducting MHFA and practice as an accredited Mental Health First Aider
• Support the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Requirements
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based intervention that can be delivered in a wide variety of settings, where first aid is given to an individual experiencing distress until appropriate help and treatment is received or the crisis resolves.
By attending you will receive a nationally recognised certificate of attendance and be able to call yourself a "Mental Health First Aider"
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
This course is suitable for anyone with any connection to serving or veterans of the armed forces, individuals, carers, veterans & serving personnel, community groups, teams or organisations, including those working or caring in community, voluntary, health & social care services & education, who are aged 16 or over, living or working in or around the Plymouth area.