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

Abstract: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has become a trend that is taking over the medical and mental health world. While there are several 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 short communication, we are arguing against MHFA not because we believe that the scheme is not beneficial, but more as a critical reflection as to where MHFA should stand in the mental health world, and how it should serve the people as a community investment company.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router ** History: registration 13-04-2020; accepted 13-04-2020; epub 16-05-2020; online 16-05-2020; ppub 06-2020. ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00282-4
Date: 16 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medicine, Topical Collection on Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Mental health, Mental health first aid, Public health, Healthcare
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 08:24
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 08:46
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9387

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