What is the Usefulness of Interventions to Enhance the Resilience of Soldiers to Improve their Mental Health & Functioning?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal associations of psychological resilience with mental health and functioning among military personnel: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. Background Military personnel are exposed to severe stressors across different stages of their career that may have a negative impact on mental health and functioning. It is often suggested that psychological resilience plays an… Read More

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Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (Young People) Course

I have just completed my Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid Young People (SMHFA:YP) course. Launched in 2013, SMHFA:YP was developed to meet the increasing demand for a similar type approach for adults who support or care for young people aged between 11 and 17. SMHFA:YP is a three-part, 14-hour blended course which is designed to… Read More

MHFA England Launches Social Impact Report

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has published its first ever Mental Health Impact Report, sharing 12 years of history, achievements over the year 2018-19, and their plans for the future. The report is a celebration of the whole community’s hard work and passion for improving the nation’s mental health. Some facts from the report:… Read More

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course

I have now completed the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course. The course takes 12 hours and is often run on two separate days, although sometimes it will be in shorter sessions over two, four or six weeks. It is an interesting course that includes different activities, films, discussions and even some fun and… Read More

Attending the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

Day one of my Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. MHFA is a training programme that teaches members of the public how to help a person: Developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem); Experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem; or In a mental health crisis.