Become a Mental Health First-Aider!
Mental health concerns in New Zealand are common. Approximately one in five adults will experience mental illness in any given year. That means that anyone living in New Zealand can expect to have close contact with someone who is struggling with their mental health.
Whilst most people know something about common first aid problems such as cuts and grazes, coughs and colds, sprains and strains, we’re often less equipped to recognize and help with the mental health equivalent.
Regular first aid courses are effective in improving people’s skills and confidence in giving initial aid in a medical emergency. First aiders save lives. Now Mental Health First Aiders are saving lives too!