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ICBE Lunchtime Bite-Sized Webinar: Mental Health First Aid

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  • Date: 7 Jul 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Webinar

Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, July 7th @ 1pm
30 Minute Free Webinar
followed by short Q&A

with Martin Gillick MSc. (Mental Health), Manager, Mental Health First Aid Ireland

Book your place above
We will forward the Zoom link to you via e-mail the morning of the 7th


  • What is Mental Health vs. Mental Illness
  • Prevalence of MH Problems
  • Cost of Mental Health to the Business Community
  • Overview of Mental Health First Aid

Martin Gillick MSc. (Mental Health), Mental Health First Aid Ireland
St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin


What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person who is developing a mental health problem or who is experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. It follows the model that has been successful with conventional first aid.

Developed originally in Australia, Mental Health First Aid is now internationally recognised in over 27 countries and over 1 million people worldwide have been trained in Mental Health First Aid skills.

We also offer in-house training directly to large organisations through MHFA Workplace and can consult with you directly to help meet your individual organisations needs.

The Standard Mental Health First Aid Ireland course teaches people how to provide MHFA. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective. They will learn a framework for communication, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person towards appropriate treatments and other supportive help.