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  • A Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course will set out what you need to do in a crisis until help arrives and where to find professional help.
  • A mental health crisis can include: panic attacks, experiencing withdrawal, feeling suicidal, reacting to relationship issues, having a psychotic episode, or a mix of these symptoms.
  • If you have a friend, family member or close colleague who has a mental illness, it is a good idea to sign up for an MHFA course.
  • As well as the standard MHFA training course, there is a range of tailored mental health first aid courses that cater to specific age groups, careers and cultural backgrounds.
  • Visit the MHFA website to find a mental health first aid course instructor in your local area.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015