Taking the course
SMHFA courses are being run all over Scotland all year round.
You could join an existing course or arrange for a course to be run in your place of work or organisation.
SMHFA is a 12-hour course. It can be presented in a range of formats from two full days to six two-hour sessions.
Course material includes responding to a mental health crisis and information about the most common mental health problems. Participants develop skills in asking appropriate questions, listening without judgment and giving guidance about where help can be found