Doing nothing
is wrong!

Every second person will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their life. 9 out of 10 people know someone who has a psychological problem and would like to help. But how?

ensa First Aid courses enable lay people to approach people with mental health problems and to provide first aid.

> Become an ensa Mental Health First Aider!

Doing nothing
is wrong!

Every second person will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their life. 9 out of 10 people know someone who has a psychological problem and would like to help. But how?

ensa First Aid courses enable lay people to approach people with mental health problems and to provide first aid.

> Become an ensa Mental Health First Aider!

First aiders

Anyone can become an ensa first aider.

First aiders have a basic knowledge of various mental issues and crises.

First aiders are familiar with the five steps in first aid for mental health and capable of applying them.

Instructors

Instructors train first aiders.

Pro Mente Sana conducts five-day training courses for instructors.

Instructors have the strong support of Pro Mente Sana when conducting first aid courses.

Companies and organizations

Companies and organizations can take an active role in strengthening the mental health of their employees.

With public or internal first aid courses, with external or internal instructors.

Courses can be specially designed for companies and organizations.

ensa is first aid for mental health.

Every second person in Switzerland experiences a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Almost everybody knows someone who does not enjoy – or has at some time in the past not enjoyed – good mental health.

ensa tells the family, friends and colleagues of people affected how they can give first aid. Rather than waiting for somebody else to raise the subject (in most cases belatedly), course participants learn how to recognize problems at an early stage, approach persons experiencing a mental health issue and offer them help.

What is ensa?

The idea is to enable non-experts to help when persons close to them are developing a mental health issue, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or an acute mental health crisis.

The ensa objective is to make people aware of first aid measures for mental health. Instructors trained by professionals of Pro Mente Sana turn non-experts into ensa first aiders.

ensa is evidence-based: the content of the course is based on scientific principles, rather then opinions.

Who can become a first aider?

Anyone over 18

What do people need in order to be an instructor?

An ensa first aider certificate and the motivation to conduct first aid courses themselves.

How can I train first aiders in my company?

With specially-designed company courses