Who is the course for?

This 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.

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 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. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

Key course features

  • Accredited qualification
  • Engaging teaching methods including demonstrations, role plays and discussions
  • Ongoing theoretical and practical assessment throughout the course with a short multiple choice examination at the end of the course
  • Mental Health First Aid manual included for every candidate

Topics covered

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • 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

Key facts

  • Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
  • Maximum number of learners: 12
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Certificate validity: Awareness course, refresh/update skills regularly

From £340.00 for up to 6 candidates

Extra candidates at £17.50 per candidate, max 16

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Mental Health First Aid

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