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Table 1 Structure and content of the ‘Mental Health First Aid Training Course for Eating Disorders’ intervention

From: Mental health first aid for eating disorders: pilot evaluation of a training program for the public

Unit 1: Unit 2: Unit 3: Unit 4:
Introduction Eating Disorders MHFA for eating disorders Evaluation activity and conclusion
Introductory activities What are eating disorders? First aid for crisis situations: Post-training questionnaire
Common mental illnesses occurring in youth Signs of a developing disorder i. Medical emergencies Question and answer time
Impact of mental illness Importance of early intervention ii. Suicidal thoughts and behaviours Handing out of certificates and end matter
Youth mental health first aid Risk factors for eating disorders iii. Non-suicidal self-injury  
The MHFA action plan MHFA for eating disorders – Action 1 MHFA for eating disorders – Actions 2-5  
1 hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 0.5 hours