Identify. Understand. Respond.
This 4-hour online evidence-based course is ideal for teens who want to better understand mental health, and learn how to support a friend who may be struggling. The program recognizes that teens prefer sharing their problems with other teens. This training empowers teens to support others while keeping themselves safe.
This training is open to residents of the UAE only. It is not a training that teaches teens how to counsel or diagnose, or expects that teens handle their problems alone.
THE ROLE OF A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER:
An informal first responder who can identify and respond to a friend who is:
Showing early warning signs that they’re becoming unwell
Currently struggling with their mental health
Experiencing a mental health crisis
Mental Health Literacy:
Understanding mental health vs. mental illness
The relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Recognizing the sign of mental health problems or mental health crisis
The MHFA Action Plan:
How to Respond
Getting the appropriate help
Putting it into Practice:
Small group role plays