Mental Health First Aid Training 4 July 2014

Some of the participants who have completed a 12-hour training course on Mental Health First Aid delivered by PIPS Newry & Mourne in partnership with AMH Mensane, Portadown

Some course feedback

"The reassurance during and after the course give me more confidence to help other correctly"

"Hugely Beneficial and enjoyable"

" I thought it was great, very informative and helpful"

 The course is designed to give important skills to participants to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training, which teaches participants to be 'first aiders', is a community based model and open to anyone who would like to know or learn more about Mental Health needs

Mental health problems are very common affecting about a quarter of the population with most common problems being anxiety and depression affecting around 1 in 10 people and can be severe impacting on a person's ability to get on with life.  And between 1 and 2 people in every 100 experience a severe mental illness.  The aims of MHFA are to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others, to provide help to prevent the mental health problem developing into a more serious state, and to offer comfort and promote recovery from a mental health problem. 

For more information or to register your interest in the next training please contact: Dympna at PIPS Newry & Mourne, E: info@pipsnewryandmourne.org or T: 028 3026 6195