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Written By Isabelle Salter
With thanks to our continued partnership with The Chris Mitchell Foundation, the SPFL Trust is delighted to offer further Mental Health First Aid training courses to staff working within Scottish Football.
There will be several courses available throughout season 18/19 in order to expand the opportunity for those interested in taking part.
The course is FREE to attend and uses football-led/real-life case studies to illustrate the importance of mental health awareness.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. The MHFA course is delivered over two consecutive days and is facilitated by Mark Fleming, Director and Senior Trainer at Positive Mental Health Scotland. Mark delivers a bespoke, NHS Scotland accredited course specifically for people working within the football industry, focusing on the unique pressures experienced by those involved in football.
The aims of the course are:
- to preserve life
- to provide initial help
- to promote recovery of good mental health
- to provide comfort.
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid does NOT teach people to be therapists.
Participants will learn:
- how to ask about suicide
- how to recognise the signs of mental health problems
- how to provide initial help
- how to guide a person to appropriate help.
Who should attend:
Club representatives from the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL), Highland and Lowland Football League, Women’s Premier League and Youth Academies. Club representatives include but are not limited to: players, managers, coaches, match officials, physiotherapists, club chaplains, support staff.
To register your interest in this programme, please complete the online registration form
Once the closing date has passed, we will be in contact with you to confirm if you have been successful in obtaining a place on this course.