Contactperson: Secretariaat Pro Persona
If someone cuts his finger or burns hemselves, you’ll provide first aid. But what do you do when a loved one, a friend, the neighbour or one of your students has a panic attack, stays in bed the entire day or is increasingly gloomy?
Mental health problems are common.
Everyone encounters it; among your family, your circle of friends, at work or at school. Lack of knowledge of mental health problems and not knowing what to do causes help to come late or not at all. Due to all kinds of prejudices about mental health problems, the threshold for making contact or seeking help is high. MHFA can help lower this threshold in order to seek and find suitable help at an early stage.
The course is meaningful for everyone, especially for people who meet others with mental health issues in (voluntary) work, without an education in this area.
For example care workers, community volunteers, civil servants, managers, teachers, sport coaches and housing corporation employees.
This course is intended for employees of the Howden locations in the Netherlands and no knowledge of mental health care is required to take the course.