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.
WHO FACILITATES THE MHFA TRAINING
The training is delivered by team members from The LightHouse Arabia. All are licensed clinicians who have received their education and training in the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia. All have extensive experience in working with individuals and groups on a wide variety of mental health issues.
We are committed to improving Mental Health Literacy (MHL) in organizations through:
The MHFA course has been a wonderful opportunity to learn new things, brush up on existing knowledge and also make new friends. I am delighted that The LightHouse made this course available in the UAE, where the important topic of mental health is becoming more and more popular. The course facilitators were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very supportive. The atmosphere was always relaxed and the course materials were of high quality and very useful. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, regardless of their personal or professional background.
The UAE is a new country and needs community work to address mental illness. Thank you, The LightHouse Arabia for bringing qualified professionals who are creating an amazing program to educate this part of the world about mental health.
The delivery of the course was clear and concise. I would definitely recommend taking the Mental Health First Aid training.
I would encourage every individual to do this course for themselves, their loved ones, family, and society. Cheers to Mental Health!
I believe the Mental Health First Aid program should be taken by everyone in society. It teaches you how to become an empathetic and caring human being. The course was informative, engaging, and easy to follow. I highly recommend this course!
With 1 in 4 people predicted to suffer from some form of mental health issue during their lifetime, this course has helped me to understand more about the issues and conditions that surround it. Alongside, they have taught me the key basic skills to help others who may be suffering themselves. I highly recommend anyone who may have suffered themselves or know others who suffer to take the course as an essential tool for life.
Our specialists are ready to help you
Boundaries are the limits and rules that we put in place in the context of relationships but also within ourselves regarding what we will allow to filter into our being. Boundaries apply to different areas of life and thus there are different types of boundaries.Read More
In light of the unprecedented psychological circumstances the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put families and children in, the Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, is organising a webinar titled ‘How to Care for Your Child’s Mental Health During COVID-19Read More
Psychologists weigh in on how we can tackle grief head-on in an age of travel restrictions and social distancingRead More