‘First Aid Training’ for Mental Health at The LightHouse Arabia

Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018


Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves or their workforce.

With working hours increasingly becoming lost to mental health crises, the importance of recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of such amongst colleagues and staff is greater than ever.

Recognized in more than 22 countries with over 2 million people trained as accredited mental health first aiders, the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course is now offered in the UAE exclusively through The LightHouse Arabia.

Mental Health First Aid Training is the equivalent of physical first aid training, but for mental health. It equips individuals and organizations with the skills needed to identify and assist someone who is developing a mental health challenge or experiencing a mental health crisis such as panic attacks, bouts of depression and anxiety, thoughts of self- harm, and addictions. These issues can be a result of difficulties with expatriate adjustment, work or school-related stress, relationship difficulties, financial problems, and the after-effects of trauma or bereavement, to name a few. Just as with physical first aid, in all situations the goal is to provide support until appropriate professional help can be arranged.

The central aim of the course is to improve the Mental Health Literacy (MHL) of individuals and organizations, defined as the ability to be sensitively aware and respond with skill to people experiencing mental and emotional challenges, and facilitate appropriate action.

The training is delivered by members from The LightHouse Arabia’s team of over 25 psychologists and psychiatrists, who have received their education and training in the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa and Australia, and have extensive experience working with individuals and groups across a wide range of mental health issues.

A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties.

Two Upcoming Courses

Registration at: www.lighthousearabia.com/events

Mental Health First Aid Training

Suitable for Managers, HR Professionals, and Individuals working in Education, Healthcare and the Public Sector. It is also appropriate for anyone from the general public wanting to be equipped to provide this type of support.  

Course Dates: 4-Part Course

February 28th, March 7th, 14th & 21st   

Timings: 5.30pm – 8.30pm

3-hour sessions (12 hrs total)

Investment: AED 1,550 per person
*Fees are exclusive of 5% VAT
*CME/CPD Credit Points*:

Healthcare providers will receive credit

points from DHA (no. credits TBC).
*Participants will receive a certificate

of accreditation upon completion of the course.

Adolescent Mental Health First Aid Training

Suitable for parents, teachers, sports coaches and youth workers. It is ideal for adults working or living with adolescents (12 – 18 years old), though also relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older.  

Course Dates: 4-Part Course

February 26th, March 5th, 12th & 19th  

Timings: 5pm – 8.30pm

3.5-hour sessions (14 hrs total)

Investment: AED 1,550 per person
*Fees are exclusive of 5% VAT
*Participants will receive a certificate

of accreditation upon completion of

the course.


Informational Session

For those interested, there will be a free-of-charge Mental Health First Aid Informational Session taking place on Monday, 12th February from 10am – 11.30am or Tuesday, 13th February from 6pm – 7.30pm at The LightHouse Arabia – Center for Wellbeing located at 821 Al Wasl Road, Al Safa 2, Dubai.  At this session, attendees will learn about the training objectives for Mental Health First Aid, and how it impacts on relationships, community and organizations. This informational session will include an overview of what Mental Health First Aid entails, why it is important and relevant for you to be accredited, what are the key and powerful benefits of MHFA training and a Q&A discussion.

To learn more and sign up for The LightHouse Arabia’s Mental Health First Aid Informational Session and/or Training Courses, please visit the website www.lighthousearabia.com/events where you will be able to register. Alternatively, you can call +971 (0) 4 380 2088 or email events@lighthousearabia.com. Attendance at the informational session is free, and the investment for the Training Course (4 sessions total) is AED 1,550 per person (excludes 5% VAT) and is inclusive of certificate of completion and CME/CPD Credit Points from DHA for healthcare providers (no. of credits TBC). Complimentary valet parking is available.

The LightHouse Arabia is leading the way in promoting the wellbeing of the Middle East and you can find out more by visiting www.lighthousearabia.com.

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