Mental Health First Aid in the UK: how important is First Aid when Professional Mental Health Services are in dire straits?

Mantzios, Michail and Egan, Helen and Cook, Amy (2020) Mental Health First Aid in the UK: how important is First Aid when Professional Mental Health Services are in dire straits? SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine, 2 (6). pp. 759-760. ISSN 2523-8973

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Abstract

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has become a trend that is taking over the medical and mental health world. While there areseveral manuscripts that are exemplifying the benefits of MHFA, the implications for people who undergo the MHFA training,for mental health services and medical and non-medical professions devoted to mental healthcare, have been ignored. In this shortcommunication, we are arguing against MHFA not because we believe that the scheme is not beneficial, but more as a criticalreflection as to where MHFA should stand in the mental health world, and how it should serve the people as a communityinvestment company.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00282-4
Date: 16 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychiatry Psychology Mental health Mental health first aid Public health Healthcare
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Michael Mantzios
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 13:10
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:10
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12060

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