First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Mental Health 1-Day (RQF Level 2 Award)

Course Overview

This regulated one-day training course for schools and universities offers a recognised UK government level 2 FAA Award and qualification. The course is available face-to-face or online and is accompanied by a course manual.

The course teaches participants to recognise the early signs of suspected mental health conditions and helps participants to build their confidence to offer appropriate and valuable first aid for mental health to people in the workplace and the community.

The course will provide participants with a range of practical tools and techniques to create a supportive climate and lead positive conversations about mental health.

Participants will not be taught how to diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by professionals who have the appropriate knowledge, experience and qualifications.

Target Group

The regulated course is designed for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of mental health conditions and become a First Aider for Mental Health in their workplace.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training the participant will be able to:

  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health.
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition.
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress.
  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions.
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health.
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Cost: £115.00

Duration: 1 - Day

Refresher Duration: 1/2 - Day

Note: Individual and small group bookings are welcome for this course (discount available for bookings of 2 or more and for charities/not-for-profit organisations). Please contact for details.

KAM Project Consultants

I found the Mental Health First Aid course very informative with a very knowledgeable trainer who goes that extra mile. There were many elements of the training which will help me support people at work and socially so thank you Brian.

Associate - KAM Project Consultants