|Mental Health First Responder||Mental Health First Aid|
|Approach||Universal way of Mental Health Promotion and Prevention based on sources of mental and emotional strain||Particular methods of Mental Health Early Intervention based on observable Mental Health Challenges|
|Process||LIFT + ACT – focusses on Promotion + Prevention||ALGEE – focuses on Early Intervention|
|Skills Imparted||Identifies distress and provides immediate emotional support; identifies mental issues/support referrals if needed.||Identifies Mental Health Issues and Refers to Qualified Support|
|Duration||1.5 Day (9hrs)||2 day (12hrs)|
|Content overview||Interpersonal harm, psychological safety listening & crisis intervention skills and implementing mental health frameworks in organisations are covered in detail||Mental health problems and crisis situations are covered in detail|
|Content Detail||Interpersonal Harm Covered
||Mental health problems covered • Depression • Anxiety problems • Psychosis • Substance use problems Mental health crises covered: • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours • Non-suicidal self-injury • Panic attacks • Traumatic events • Severe psychotic states • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use • Aggressive behaviours.|
|Evidence Indicates||Good for supporting those in emotional distress and improving organisational management of mental health in the workplace.||Good for raising awareness and reducing stigma.|
|Lay Explanation||How to respond skillfully and supportively when someone is ‘not ok’ and may or may not be in crisis.||How to recognise the signs of a mental health crisis and skillfully refer to a professional.|
✓ Learning and Statement of Knowledge (Mental Health First Responders)
✓ Certification for Skills and Knowledge (Mental Health First Responders)
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