What Will You Learn?
Mental health is the foundation of a person’s life, which, left unchecked, can directly affect physical health too. A lack of knowledge can lead those with mental health issues to self-medicate or employ poor coping mechanisms. First aid for mental health will help you to recognise common mental health issues and understand how to provide non-judgemental support, reassurance and guidance towards professional treatment.
Take the First Aid for Mental Health Diploma Course and you’ll gain detailed insight into mental illnesses – their symptoms, causes, treatment options, first aid methods, and self-help strategies.
The course begins by outlining the basics of various mental health issues and the fundamentals and benefits of first aid for mental health.
From there, you’ll take an indepth look at the risks and effects of depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), panic attacks, psychosis, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You’ll be guided through actionable steps relevant to each of these mental health issues.
Mental health isn’t something that only affects us at home, so it is equally important to understand how first aid for mental health strategies can be used in the workplace and education facilities, and as a parent or healthcare worker.
To solidify your understanding, the course concludes with a look at first aid for mental health in action, via four case studies. These will help inspire and encourage you to use all the first aid for mental health knowledge you will have acquired throughout the course.
By studying this course, you will:
- Learn what first aid for mental health is and how it can be applied
- Gain an increased understanding of many mental health issues and illnesses
- Discover actionable steps to use for various mental health issues
- Become familiar with the scope and application of first aid for mental health