Mental Health First Aid Course, Zug Go to to register

  • Date: 02.03.2020
  • Start: 17:30
  • End date: 10.03.2020
  • End: 21:00
  • Location: Gut Hirt Church, Baarerstrasse 62, 6300 Zug
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  • Fee: CHF CHF 380, which includes the course material, certificate and ID card

The well-validated, evidence-based ensa Mental Health First Aid programme teaches relatives, friends or work colleagues to provide First Aid in the event of psychological problems. Instead of waiting for someone else to deal with the issue – usually much too late – course participants learn to recognise problems in time, approach people and offer help. Several randomized controlled trials have shown that Mental Health First Aid training not only improves a participant's knowledge of mental illness but also reduces their stigmatizing behaviour towards others and increases their self-confidence in their ability to help those in need. In addition, it also strengthens the individual's own mental wellbeing. During 12-hours of training split over four evenings, future Mental Health First Aiders will gain a basic knowledge of common mental illnesses affecting adults including depression, anxiety, psychosis and alcohol or other substance misuse. They will learn how to proactively approach a person in mental distress, aiming to offer support before a crisis develops. Concrete Mental Health First Aid measures for ongoing problems and crises are discussed and practiced. Throughout the training, suitable for anyone aged 18 and over, the social stigmas that exist around mental health are addressed by increasing awareness of the fact that mental health difficulties can happen to anyone at any time.

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