UNISON Northern Ireland

Mental Health First Aid for Trade Union Reps (day 2)

Event Date: 
26 May 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30

UNISON Belfast

2 Day Course - Tues. 21 & Tues. 26 May

UNISON recognises that reps are increasingly supporting members who are struggling with mental health as a result of a workplace issue or which can cause difficulty for them in the workplace.  This can be emotionally challenging for any activist.   This two day course supports participants to provide help to a person developing a mental health problem or who is in a mental health crisis but also be aware of your own emotional response.  It will explore 

  • what is meant by mental health / mental ill health;
  • Dealing with crisis situations such as suicidal behaviour, self-harm, panic attacks and acute psychotic behaviour;
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders;
  • Where and how to get help;
  • Self-care strategies.

 The tutor is Aware NI