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Mental Health First Aid – School of Pharmacy

Mental Health First Aid – School of Pharmacy

Attending MHFA training provides the students with skills on:

  • How to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems.
  • How to provide initial help.
  • How to go about guiding a person towards appropriate professional help.

Trained students can provide help to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is currently in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until professional help is available or until the crisis resolves.

During MHFA training the students learn:

  • What is meant by mental health/mental ill health?
  • Dealing with crisis situations such as suicidal behaviour, self-harm, panic attacks and acute psychotic behaviour.
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders.
  • Where and how to get help.
  • Self-help strategies. 

 For more information please contact Johanne Barry.