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First Aid for Mental Health

Anyone  can be affected by a mental  health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.  This 1 day course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected. 

 

First Aid For Mental Awareness 1 Day

Duration: One day

Group Size: up to 12 delegates

Onsite and venue: Please call for price

Why should I attend?

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.  Building on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan, which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition.  

Topics covered in the First Aid for Mental Health: 


● What is first aid for mental health?

● Identifying mental health conditions

● Providing advice and starting a conversation

● Drugs and alcohol

● First aid for mental health action plan 

● First aid for mental health in the workplace

Assessment and Certification

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 award in First Aid for Mental Health ( RQF) / Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.  The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.  Upon successful completion you will receive a
Workplace Mental Health Awareness Certificate which is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper.  No external assessors are required.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train for First Aid for Mental Health then Onsite training would be perfect for you.  For this course the maximum is 12 delegates per instructor.