Mental Health First Aid Ireland with funding from the HSE and in partnership with Connect Mental Health are running a Mental Health First Aid Course online on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th October for the Donegal community. The course runs over two consecutive days from 9.30am – 3.30pm and we have a limited number of HSE sponsored places available, the normal cost of this course is €300 per person.
Dates: Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th October – Online
This is a two day course
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm on both days
Cost: Complimentary. Limited number of HSE sponsored places available (The normal cost is €300 per person)
Total places on course: This course is limited to 15 people in order to maintain an optimal learning environment.
How Do I Register
Click on the below ‘Book Your Place’ Button and proceed to the booking page. Complete your details. On the booking page you will see the cost €300, you will not be charged as places are being sponsored by the HSE. You will receive a registration link 72hrs before the training and a manual in the post.
What is Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone who is developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional support is received or until the crises resolves. The MHFA programme is available in 23 countries worldwide.
Emerging mental health problems covered in the course include: depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance misuse. The course also covers mental health crisis situations including: suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self-harm, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe psychotic states, severe effects of alcohol or other drug use and aggressive behaviours.
Who is it for
Mental health first aid is for everyone. We all have mental health just like we all have physical health. And we could all have the ability to help someone when they may be experiencing a mental health difficulty. You don’t have to be an expert to talk to someone about mental health but Mental Health First Aid has been proven to give individuals more confidence to help others.
Mental health first aid has the potential to help those who may, in their daily lives, come across individuals experiencing mental health difficulties.
This could include people such as those in the caring professions, social care, interested family carers, and line managers, HR personnel, foster parents, pharmacists, teachers or Gardaí. The potential list is endless.
What is Involved
The course takes place over 2 consecutive days from 9.30am – 3.30pm.. Attendance at both days is required. The course is sponsored by the HSE(the fee is covered by HSE) and will be held ONLINE. You will receive a registration link 72hrs before the training. Please check your email including your junk/spam folder for the email.
Places are limited and if for any reason you have to cancel please allow 5 working days so that your place can be offered to a person on the waiting list.
You’ll receive a MHFA Standard manual and attendance certificate in the post. The attendance certificate from MHFA Ireland will recognise you as a Mental Health First Aider. Only official Mental Health First Aid Ireland courses can provide these.