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USJ provides third Mental Health First Aid course

2020-02-20

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For the third year, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has provided the Mental Health First Aid course.



For the third year, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has provided the Mental Health First Aid course. This 12-hours evidenced-based early intervention program was originally developed by the Australian NGO Mental Health First Aid International, and later validated in more than 24 countries across the world. 

The main aim of this intervention is to empower and equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to support a friend, family member, or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

Some of the topics discussed include types, causes, and symptoms of different mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.

The editions provided in 2016/2017, 2017/2018, and now in the 2019/2020 academic year, have included around 90 participants.

With this activity, USJ aims to contribute to the promotion of good health and well being in the community, in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3