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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:


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