Scottish Mental Health First Aid

challenging stigma helps my community to be #healthynhappy

Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMFHA) courses aim to challenge the stigma around mental health issues and build skills to provide initial help to people in distress. 


The course looks at common mental health problems including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Use of alcohol and substances

  • First aid steps – ALGEE

  • Challenging misperceptions of mental health issues


SMHFA is a 12-hour course, certificated by Health Scotland and delivered by trained instructors.

This is an excellent training course for those wishing to help people in their lives who may be struggling with their mental health.  Many people use the skills in their workplace or neighbourhoods. 


This is not a therapeutic course.  If you feel you need support with your own mental health please speak with your GP in the first instance.  This course is not intended to provide you with professional knowledge of mental health. 


This course is open to adults living in Cambuslang and Rutherglen.  Those living outwith the local area can access the course for a fee.  

“My daughter is not well – depression – I get worried about her a lot.  But I feel more confident now that I have learned mental health first aid, so I know how I can help her when she gets really low.”

This course runs throughout the year.  


Upcoming course dates:

Tuesday Evenings

14th January to 4th Feb 2020


Tuesday Daytime

24th February and 3rd March 2020

You can find out more by contacting the Transforming Lives Team by:

Phone: 0141 641 5236



You can also drop in to Number 18 for an informal chat with the team any Tuesday between 10am and 2pm.

The course takes place at our community venue, Number 18, Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen G73 1DL.

Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust 

Aspire Building, 16 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen G73 1DL
0141 646 0123

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