Mental Health First Aid

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) equips individuals and organizations with the skills to identify and assist someone who is developing a mental health challenge or is experiencing a mental health crisis such as panic attacks, bouts of depression, difficulties with expatriate adjustment or the after effects of trauma or bereavement. 

Just as with physical first aid, in all situations the goal is to provide support until appropriate professional help arrives. 

The central aim is to improve the Mental Health Literacy (MHL) of individuals and organizations, defined as the ability to be sensitively aware and respond with skill to people experiencing mental and emotional challenges, and facilitate appropriate action.

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What to expect from the MHFA training

The LightHouse Arabia offers a variety of MHFA training programs and services for individuals (Adults and Teens), schools, hospitals, and private and public organizations. A listing of our various offerings are included on this page. 

Participants of MHFA training will:

  • Become aware of the warning signs of mental health challenges. 
  • Engage in experiential activities to build understanding of the impact of mental health challenges on individuals and families.
  • Learn the MHFA action plan and how to effectively apply it. 


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