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Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behaviour

Kitchener, Betty A; Jorm, Anthony F


BACKGROUND Many members of the public have poor mental health literacy. A Mental Health First Aid training course was developed in order to improve this. This paper describes the training course and reports an evaluation study looking at changes in knowledge, stigmatizing attitudes and help provided to others. METHODS Data are reported on the first 210 participants in public courses. Evaluation questionnaires were given at the beginning of courses, at the end and at 6 months follow-up....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002-10-02
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-2-10


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