Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

The Adult Mental Health First Aid course with several additions intended specifically for the needs of public safety.

Course Description

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and the communities they serve.

What it covers:

  • Defusing crises.
  • Promoting mental health literacy.
  • Combating stigma of mental illness.
  • Enabling early intervention through recognition of signs and symptoms.
  • Connecting people to care.

The course will teach you how to apply the ALGEE action plan:

  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
  • Listen nonjudgmentally.
  • Give reassurance and information.
  • Encourage appropriate professional help.
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

This course can be taught:

  1. In-Person
    1. One 8-hour day; or
    2. Two 4-hour days
  2. Blended Presentation (Online & Instructor-Led)
    1. One 2-hour self-paced online class
    2. One 4.5 – 5.5 hour instructor-led class (In-person or Video Conference)

To learn more about hosting this class at your agency, click here