Mental Health First Aid

What is a Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Like traditional first aid, Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves. Wikipedia

How do I contact one?

We have a trained Mental Health First aider. If you need to talk to someone contact Lewis Nyman.

How do I become one?

If you are interested in becoming a first aider then there is a training course you can take. Talk to Lewis, or let us know in Slack.