People generally don’t know how to recognise mental health problems or know what help is available.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12-hour programme that will provide you with the skills to provide initial support for someone with a mental health problem. 

MHFA teaches participants:

  • How to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • How to provide initial help
  • How to guide a person towards appropriate professional help 

Benefits of the course:

  • Clear and accurate information about mental illness
  • Improved skills in recognising mental health problems
  • Confidence in your ability to provide initial information & support 

To someone with a mental illness:

  • Increased understanding of your own mental health
  • Promote mental health literacy

Topics covered include:

  • What is meant by mental health/mental ill-health?
  • Dealing with crisis situations such as suicidal behaviour, self-harm, panic attacks and acute psychotic behaviour.
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders.
  • Where and how to get help.
  • Self-help strategies.



  • Session 1 - 19th June, 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Session 2 - 20th June, 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Session 3 - 22st June, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Please note that all sessions must be attended to complete the programme and qualify for a certificate.

Facilitated by Aware