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  • Fife Alcohol Support Service - Scottish Mental Health First Aid

    Created: 23/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Training and Learning
    This item will show under the following categories: Health and Social Care  

    When: 9.30am-4.30pm, Friday 26 January 2024
    Where: FASS Office, 24 Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1HX
    This event is being organised by Fife Alcohol Support Service
    Places for voluntary sector delegates (staff, committee members or volunteers) £125.00 per person

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    **Please note, this is not a free event.

    Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found. 

    The two day course covers:

    • Guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
    • Attitudes to mental health issues
    • Equalities
    • The recovery message
    • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
    • Introduction to suicide intervention
    • Listening skills
    • Understanding depression
    • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
    • Understanding anxiety
    • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
    • Understanding psychosis
    • How to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode

    The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.

    Refreshments and a light lunch is included.

    Invoicing will be sent once the course has been delivered.

    To register and confirm your place please use the following link (Places are limited to 15)

    For more information visit this weblink

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