Mental Health First Aid

The University of Waikato is now offering 'Mental Health First Aid', under the host for Aotearoa, Te Pou.

“Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are a suite of internationally acclaimed and evidence-based, accredited training programmes that empower and equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. MHFA teaches participants how to assist people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.”

Topics covered are: depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance misuse and mental health crisis topics of suicidal thoughts and behaviours, panic attacks, severe psychotic states, severe effects from alcohol or drug misuse & aggressive behaviour.

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