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ST ANDREW’S FIRST AID LAUNCHES LEADING FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH COURSES IN STIRLING.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave.  One in four adults experience a mental health issue during their lifetime and millions of working days are lost each year due to work related stress.

We can all take positive steps to improve our own mental health and the mental health of others.  This course, introduced to our portfolio in 2019, has been successfully delivered in our other training centres across Scotland and we are now ready to roll these out in Stirling.

These two day courses are for those wanting to become a certified First Aider for Mental Health within their organisation.  Candidates will be taught how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses and effectively guide colleagues towards the right support.

Course content covers: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia, drugs and alcohol abuse and dealing with mental health in the workplace. It is SQA certified and the qualification lasts for three years.

Courses start on Monday 7th June 2021 at STEP’s Stirling Enterprise Park, Stirling, FK7 7RP, and can be booked at www.firstaid.org.uk/training.

All courses are delivered in line with HSE and Scottish Government guidelines relating to COVID-19.

About St Andrew’s First Aid

St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity and has been saving lives since it was established in 1882.  We are a trusted organisation, built into the fabric of Scotland and are well known for providing first aid cover at football fixtures, music festivals and many other events throughout the country.

We have over 900 volunteers across 44 areas in Scotland and our mission is to create a nation of life-savers, through our charitable work which includes teaching first aid in local communities.

We are also a social enterprise and in the past five years we have trained workplace first aid and first aid for mental health to over 75,000 people from businesses and organisations in our seven training centres.  All profits from the Social Enterprise support the charitable work we do across Scotland. 

Find out more www.firstaid.org.uk/training.

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