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

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)759-760
    Number of pages2
    JournalSN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine
    Volume2
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 16 May 2020

    Keywords

    • Medicine
    • Topical Collection on Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Mental health
    • Mental health first aid
    • Public health
    • Healthcare

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