Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

 Wed, 9th Jan, 2019

Training Schedule for 2019 – Midlands Region:

Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to help and support someone that may be experiencing mental health difficulties and how to encourage them to seek appropriate help. This is an evidence based programme and topics covered include Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and Alcohol/Substance Misuse. Places are being funded by the Healthy Ireland (valued at €300 per person). Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and the Mental Health First Aid Manual; a comprehensive resource which can significantly enhance people’s knowledge on this subject. 

DATES: Option 1: Thursday 31st January & Friday 1st February

              Option 2: Thursday 28th February & Friday 1st March
              Option 3: Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th March       

PLACES: 20 Max per workshop. Please ensure you can attend both full days before booking a place. 
TIME: 9.15am – 4.30pm. Full attendance on both days is necessary.
VENUE: Central Hotel, Main Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 Y7P1. For directions, please visit:
*Parking: All Day Parking a short walk from the hotel off Kilbride Street (Opposite the Garda Station). Please visit:,-7.4937909,18.34z?hl=en 
**Refreshments/Lunch will be provided.   

BOOKING LINK: Bookings must be made directly by participants using the links provided. Please select preferred option listed above. 

CONTACT PERSON: Anthony O’Prey, Health Promotion Officer (Mental Health).  M: 087 1785685   E:

Mental Health First Aid Ireland

Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. It follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid. Mental Health First Aid is internationally recognised in over 23 countries and over 1 million people worldwide have been trained in Mental Health First Aid skills. Mental Health First Aid Ireland teaches participants the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. They will learn a framework for communication, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and other supportive help. For more information, please visit