Mental health first aid embedment within undergraduate psychology curriculums: an opportunity of applied experience for psychology students and for enhancing mental health care in higher education institutions

Mantzios, Michail and Cook, Amy and Egan, Helen (2019) Mental health first aid embedment within undergraduate psychology curriculums: an opportunity of applied experience for psychology students and for enhancing mental health care in higher education institutions. Higher Education Pedagogies, 4 (1). pp. 307-310. ISSN 2375-2696

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Abstract

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course was developed almost fifteen years ago to train community members in supporting people with mental health difficulties (Kitchener & Jorm, 2002). In this opinion manuscript, we propose the embedment of MHFA training into the undergraduate Psychology curriculum as a method of enhancing benefits for both students who receive the training, as well as students who are receiving support while at university from students who have been trained in MHFA. You may ask at this point, why should psychology students be involved in the training that was designed for members of the public?

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2019.1640631
Date: 10 October 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental health first aid, psychology, mental health care, employability, public health
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 13:41
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:41
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12064

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