Scotland Mental Health First Aid course
Duration 2 days
Team Sibbald Training
Course Aims

The aim of this course is to help delegates prescribe initial first response to distressed employees.

Who Attends Anyone wishing to increase their mental health awareness and administering basic mental health first aid in the workplace.
Course Content

Scotland Mental Health First Aid covers a range of related subjects that includes:

  • 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
Knowledge This course will provide delegates with the knowledge required to administer basic first response in mental health first aid.
Methods Teaching Methods
Teaching is conducted using video, audio, slides, graphs and descriptive media. Includes a practical scenario based sessions.

Assessment Methods
The Scotland Mental Health First Aid is assessed through a range of methods, including practical assessment.
Qualifications Obtained The Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid provides a certificate from NHS Health Scotland/Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid.
Entry Requirements Pre-Requisites:  The minimum entry requirement is a good understanding of spoken and written English
Additional Information

The Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid 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.

Scotland’s 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.

This course can only be delivered and is only valid in Scotland.
LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableMake EnquiryBook
Sibbald Park, Blackridge10 Aug 202010, 11 August 20208:30am - 4:30pm16
Sibbald Park, Blackridge07 Sep 202007, 08 September 20208:30am - 4:30pm16
Sibbald Park, Blackridge05 Oct 202005, 06 October 20208:30am - 4:30pm16
Sibbald Park, Blackridge09 Nov 202009, 10 November 20208:30am - 4:30pm16
Sibbald Park, Blackridge07 Dec 202007, 08 December 20208:30am - 4:30pm16