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Mental Health First Aid Courses


In many ways, mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

There are many different mental health problems. Some of them have similar symptoms, so you or someone you know may experience the symptoms of more than one mental health problem, or be given several diagnoses at once. Or you or they might not have any particular diagnosis, but still be finding things very difficult. Everyone’s experience is different and can change at different times.

Unfortunately, not everyone understands mental health problems. Some people may have misconceptions about what certain diagnoses mean. They may also use language you find dismissive, offensive or hurtful. This can be very upsetting – especially if someone who feels this way is a family member, colleague or a healthcare professional. But it's important to remember that you aren't alone, and you don’t have to put up with people treating you badly.

Here at Carnelian training we offer the following courses:

Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (half day)

Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (1 day)

Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (2 days)

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