SAYFC is now delighted to be able to provide Mental Health First Aid Training for members. The initiative is possible due to funds kindly donated to SAYFC’s “Are Ewe Ok?” Campaign and the Willie Davidson 75th Anniversary Fund.
We encourage all Clubs and Districts to take up the opportunity, of something simple which can literally change lives.
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)
The SMHFA course takes 12 hours to complete. It can be presented in a range of formats to suit different groups. The course must be presented by a qualified SMHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitored by NHS Health Scotland. The course is certificated and participants receive the SMHFA manual.
You will be aware of:
• how to ask about suicide
• how to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
• how to provide initial help
• how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.
The course aims to:
• preserve life
• provide practical help
• promote the recovery of good mental health
• provide comfort to a person experiencing distress
• promote understanding of mental health issues.
By the end of the training participants will have considered:
• Attitudes – to understand the role that stigma and discrimination play in mental health
• Recovery – to realise that recovery is possible
• Alcohol and Drugs and how they affect our mental health
• Suicide and how to ask about it
• Listening Skills in a non – judgemental way
• Self-harm- understanding self-harming behaviours
• Depression-what is depression
• Anxiety- understanding various anxiety disorders