Life Surfers Peer Mental Health First Aid (PMHFA) is a 10 hour evidence based training focussed at providing fundamental skills to a lay person, to be a first responder to a peer, experiencing an ongoing mental health issue or a mental health crisis.
When a person has an immediate medical condition, such as a snake bite, first aid treatments may be used to cure it in the short term. PMHFA can be used to manage mental illnesses at the beginning or onset, while someone is going through a mental health problem or has a sudden mental health crisis. There are many effective ways to respond to people with mental illnesses, and you can play a vital role in offering support and facilitating the individual and his or her families in finding appropriate care. You can be a great Peer Mental Health First Aider and help ensure safety and appropriate professional help to a Peer in college or workplace.
WHY PMFHA MATTERS?
1 in 5 Indian
1 in 5 Indian suffer from Mental health Issues (NIMHANS 2020).
150 million need intervention < 30 million receive it (MHI).
< 3 Psychiatrist
< 3 Psychiatrist per I lack even lesser Psychologists and Social workers (WHO).
$ 1.03 trillion
Estimated loss of $ 1.03 trillion to economy by 2030 due to mental health ( pre covid WHO).