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Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA)

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Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course Description

This two day course will give staff insight into:

  • Attitudes to mental health issues
  • The impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • Suicide prevention and the importance of good listening skills
  • Understanding depression and how to offer mental health first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • Understanding anxiety and how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • Understanding psychosis and how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode

The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge and understanding presented in the course helps to remove stigma, fear and encourages confidence in staff when approaching a person in distress.

Emcare Vision

We aim to protect, preserve and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients through the sharing of knowledge and provision of clinical services from an expert team with committed focus on exceptional customer service.


Emcare supports the health & safety, health care and social care sectors by providing a broad range of learning and development course programmes for care and support staff which can be tapped into easily and quickly.
  • Atlantic House, 45 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE
  • 0141 404 0075