Welcome to the Applying Mental Health First Aid in a Rare Disease Context Resource.
This resource has been designed to assist those working with the rare disease community with Mental Health First Aid.
Developed in consultation with people living with a rare disease, the Companion Resource complements Mental Health First Aid training.
Mental Health First Aid training is not specific to the rare disease experience, so this companion resource will focus on:
- Understanding mental health and wellbeing in the rare disease context.
- Applying Mental Health First Aid in the rare disease community, including promoting awareness of available resources and referral pathways.
- The role of rare disease organisations in supporting the mental health of personnel and communities.
- Self-care and support for employees and volunteers working in rare disease organisations who are providing support to others.