Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training
When We Need You
From 25/05/2007 onwards
It is an evidence based two day training course with the aim of improving the general awareness and understanding of mental health within the community. The course will teach the volunteer to: Give initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem. Help to deal with a crisis situation or the first signs of a mental health problem. Guide people towards the appropriate help. Recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression and anxiety. The course is designed to improve knowledge of mental health and reduce negative attitudes people may have heard about mental health. The volunteer will travel with passengers on community group outings and provide guidance and comfort.
About Accessible Transport Forum
We are an umbrella organisation which does not itself use volunteers but assist subscriber community transport groups to obtain volunteers
Skills & Experience
A caring nature willing to assist passangers on outings and local trips.
The course is fully expensed by ATF and has no outlay to the volunteer. All expenses are reimbursed. The course is over two days with transport to and from the venue provided. The course is delivered by SMHFA instructors and for dates and times you should contact the above phone number.
Full license for 2 years. Clear record
Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Police Check
Training and Induction Details
12 hour course Over two days. Ongoing training available as it comes up. Futher training available to drive mini bus if intrested. Full support from ATF with out of pocket expenses/travel.
Care / Support worker
Full reimbursement paid weekly. Mileage allowance of 30p paid to get to and from venue if using own transport.
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311