Mental health is one of the main determinants of how a person handles important life decisions. Additionally, mental health plays a big part in our physical and emotional health. However, everyone is susceptible to developing mental health problems. Oftentimes, the closest people in your circle cannot give you the support you need. If not addressed early, the danger of it growing into a full-blown mental illness is not that farfetched. Fortunately, first aid training courses are now offered to individuals needing the skills and understanding of mental illness.
How Can Mental Health First Aid Help Your Loved Ones?
There are many misconceptions surrounding someone with mental illness. Mental health emergencies include anxiety or panic attacks, suicidal tendencies, withdrawal symptoms, psychotic episodes, negative reactions to relationship problems, or a mixture of these manifestations. Mental Health First Aid Training Course or MFHA is designed to guide people with proper first aid skills to approach a loved one experiencing a mental health crisis.
The course teaches you to recognise early warning signs of mental illness. You will also learn to develop your listening and communication skills. As a result, you’ll be able to set the right approach when pacifying a person in distress. Eventually, this could establish a sense of trust between you and the person in crisis. Finally, these skills will help to support your loved one in seeking professional help.
Are you ready to take the course and help a loved one? Book now for Edway Training’s Mental Health First Aid Course STANDARD MHFA in Darlinghurst NSW.
Please Note: We have a maximum of 10 students per class and practising social distancing requirements of students being no closer than 1.5 metres from each other. Please refer to Edway COVID Action Plan which can be found on our website.