Nfhk2011 mhfa turku, okkonen

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Positive Mental Health and First Aid as a Civil Skill, Eila Okkonen, Ph.D.
Director of Education Centre
TURKU 2011
Finnish Association for Mental Health

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Nfhk2011 mhfa turku, okkonen

  1. 1. Positive Mental Health andFirst Aid as a Civil Skill Eila Okkonen, Ph.D. Director of Education Centre TURKU 2011
  2. 2. Finnish Association for Mental Health• promotes and works towards good mental health• stimulates interaction between individuals and communities• activates to work voluntary for the welfare of communities• collects and disseminates information on mental health• proposes initiatives and publishes reports• trains professionals, volunteers and civil people• publishes books and journals• responds to social challenges in society• offers support and help•… August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 2
  3. 3. Mental health problems• one of the leading causes of work absenteeism and early retirement August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 3
  4. 4. Europeans• 63 % believe that people with mental health problems are unpredictable• 37 % think that psychological problems constitute a danger to others• 21 % believe that psychological or emotional health problems will never recover• 14 % maintain that those who have psychological problems should blame themselves » (Special Europarometer (N=29 250) August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 4
  5. 5. Mental health• a positive resource in life skill • a foundation for life August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 5
  6. 6. Mentally healthy person •optimistic •satisfied•able to understand other people •flexible •adaptable August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 6
  7. 7. The promotion of health is cheaper than to treat and care for illness andto dismantle piled-up problems August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 7
  8. 8. The Positive Mental Health First Aid - course 1The participants• will assess their own resources and risk factors• will be encouraged to take care of their own and support close ones’ mental well-being• enhance their own knowledge on positive mental health, and mental health disorders• enhance their skills to cope with difficulties and to discuss difficult issues August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 8
  9. 9. Themes ofThe Positive Mental Health First Aid 1 • Personal resources, coping skills and risk factors • Loneliness • Loss and sorrow • Crises of life • Self destructive behaviour • Sexuality • Occupational well-being • Mental health disorders August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 9
  10. 10. The Mental Health First Aid- course 2Participant will know• the more common mental health disorders and symptoms• be aware of alcohol and drug addiction and the adverse effects of drug use• how to apply the mental health first aid action plan – how to offer help when necessary – how to guide the person to therapyThey will learn to identify their own limits to help - Australian origin, Betty Kitchener and Antony Jorm August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 10
  11. 11. The mental health first aidaction plan 1. Approach the person, assess harm and assist with any crisis 2. Listen non-judgementally 3. Give support and information 4. Encourage appopriate professional help 5. Encourage other supports August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 11
  12. 12. Mental Health First Aid ®as a Civil Skill - cources pMHFA 1 MHFA 2- Basic training - Basic training pMHFA 1 MHFA 2- Instructer course - Instructer course MHFA 1 or 2 - tailor maid coursesMTEA –further education August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 12
  13. 13. Every one needs mental health and well-being skills, becausea major part of mental health work is carried out in daily life, at home at work at school. August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 13
  14. 14. August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 14
  15. 15. Mental Health First Aid - course 2 2007Country Since Instructers ParticipantsAustralia 2000 606 55.000Hong Kong 2003 22 2.000Scotland 2003 201 6.900Canada 2004 59 700Finland 2006 53 1.000Singapore 2006 19 470Ireland 2007 15 240Great Britan 2007 27 60Total 1002 66.370 August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 15
  16. 16. In EuropeEvery year• over 25 % of European adults suffer from mental health problems• 58 000 suicides• 18,4 millions suffer from major depression• 18,5 millions suffer from specific phobias (Green paper on Mental Health) August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 16
  17. 17. Special Eurobarometer (N=29 250) When Europeans are feeling bad • 53 % would turn to a family member • 50 % to a health professional • 22 % to a friend August 11 Okkonen, Education Center 17

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