Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid


Cost: £120 per person

Course Overview

The 2-day Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid course will improve your knowledge and understanding of mental health and teaches skills for providing initial help to people experiencing thoughts of suicide or mental health problems such as self-harming, anxiety, depression and psychosis.

Using volunteer film clips, activities and group discussion you will build your confidence and develop the skills to give immediate help to a person in distress by applying the ALGEE framework, until suitable professional help can be found. Participants receive the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid attendance certificate on completion.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of:

  • The recovery message
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • Self-harming
  • Suicide intervention
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Applying the ALGEE framework as a mental health first-aider
  • What to do and say in a crisis
  • Signposting to professional help
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding of and how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression, anxiety or a psychotic episode
  • Know what to say and do in a crisis

Participants will also receive Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Manual and supporting handouts.

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Interested in this course but can’t attend the dates? Email the EHM Training team on, or call 01324 671600.


Testimonials from Participants

“An invaluable course for me on a personal and professional level. Everyone should seriously consider doing this to gain a better understanding and beat the stigmas surrounding mental health and illness.”

“I feel more confident in beginning a conversation with students about mental health. It is very worthwhile.”

“I will take time to assess situations and be a better listener. It is an extremely interesting course and everyone should do it. Very informative.”

“The trainer created a very safe environment which allowed attendees to feel more comfortable and engage with the course.”