Courses allow people with no clinical training to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. It provides skills and knowledge to offer effective first aid intervention until adequate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
- More than 2 million people from 20 different countries have been trained.
- Training improves knowledge of mental illnesses, their treatments, and appropriate first aid strategies, as well as confidence in providing first aid. It also decreases stigmatising attitudes.
MHS Medal in Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand (2017). Public Health Programs Award for Innovation (2006). Best practice on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Best Practices Portal.