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Peer Health Education Workshops
Peer Health Education workshops are designed to be facilitated by students, for students. Workshops generally last 45 - 60 minutes and are scheduled by request for student organizations, academic classes, and other campus departments. Workshop hosts are responsible for the following: communicating any accessibility needs in advance, promoting and recording attendance, encouraging active and respectful participation during the workshop.
Mental Health First Aid Training
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, a national trade group with 1,300 member organizations who serve six million Americans nationwide, brought Mental Health First Aid to the United States in 2008 with the goal of making it as common in 10 years as traditional First Aid and CPR are today.
Just as CPR helps us assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps us assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, we learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Trainers also learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and about available mental health treatments. Upon completion, trainers better understand the impact mental illnesses have on a person, their family, and communities. The National Council, which oversees Mental Health First Aid nationally and credentials trainers, will ensure the U.S. program continues to have a strong empirically-backing by ongoing evaluation in this country.
"When you think of basic first aid, what comes to mind? Many of us carry first aid kits in our cars, or have taken a basic first aid course. Why? Perhaps we want to be prepared to help a loved one in a medical emergency, or perhaps we have an altruistic desire to be of service if a stranger needs assistance. Knowledge and skills serve us well in navigating an emergency and can potentially prevent a medical emergency through early intervention. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) aims to do both: teach members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress." (Swarbrick, P. & Brown, J.K., 2008)
Please email our Mental Health Education Coordinator if you're interested in a future training at email@example.com.