Do mental health first aid courses enhance knowledge?

Hana Morrissey, Simon Moss, Nektarios Alexi, Patrick Ball

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Biased assumptions and unhelpful tendencies in human nature can lead people who are experiencing mental illness to shun help and support. Mental illness is often perceived as immutable and/or a sign of weakness. Even those seeking support may not receive the assistance they need. Advice may be unsuitable or people feel too nervous and challenged to help. The Mental Health First Aid' courses, like general First Aid, are designed to enhance community knowledge and thereby support appropriate assistance. This audit sought to evaluate the extent to which this is achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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