12h Mental Health First Aid training course
There is well-established evidence that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training improves knowledge about how to support someone developing or having a mental health problem. In this 12h course, you will learn how to assist a peer PhD student, a colleague, or someone else near you who may be experiencing a mental health problem until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.
The idea behind the Mental Health First Aid program is similar to physical first aid training: To provide the student with the knowledge that allows him or her to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and to step in and provide initial help and support until the person receives professional help or the crisis resolves. The intention is also to spread awareness about mental health and mental illness in order to reduce prejudice and stigmatization. The program is based on scientific evidence and expert consensus from researchers and clinicians.
The Mental Health First Aid course will run as 4x3 hour modules. Participation during all four days is required:
Thursday September 9 at 13.00 – 16.00
Friday September 10 at 09.00 – 12.00
Monday September 13 at 13.00 – 16.00
Tuesday September 14 at 09.00 – 12.00
Christine Karlsson and Jenny Hansson, Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructors
Contact: christine [dot] karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se or jenny [dot] hansson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University
- Priority application deadline for PhD students affiliated with the Research School in Stem Cell Biology (SRA StemTherapy). The priority deadline has passed.
- Written motivation
- Start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
- Postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the Research School in Stem Cell Biology (SRA StemTherapy)
Registration deadline: July 7, 2021 at midnight
The number of participants is limited to 20 and may be reduced to allow an IRL meeting in line with Covid-19 recommendations.