Journal article

Guidelines for the public on how to provide mental health first aid: narrative review

Anthony F Jorm, Anna M Ross

BJPSYCH OPEN | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Expert-consensus guidelines have been developed for how members of the public should assist a person with a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Aims: This review aimed to examine the range of guidelines that have been developed and how these have been implemented in practice. Method: A narrative review was carried out based on a systematic search for literature on the development or implementation of the guidelines. Results: The Delphi method has been used to develop a wide range of guidelines for English-speaking countries, Asian countries and a number of other cultural groups. The primary implementation has been through informing the content of training courses...

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