First Aid for Mental Health

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health 2-Days (RQF Level 3 Award)

Course Overview

This regulated two-day training course offers a recognised UK government level 3 FAA Award and qualification. The course is available face-to-face or online and is accompanied by a course manual.

The course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications The learning takes place over two days through a mixture of group activities, presentations and discussions.

On the course participants will gain the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.

Participants will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace. Each course is accompanied by a comprehensive set of resources as well as your own personal manual.

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 ideal for Heads of Service, Trainer/ Assessors, Teachers, Line Managers, HR professionals, Wellbeing/Mental Health Champions, Health and Safety representatives and anybody who wants to qualify as a First Aider for Mental Health within the 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 suspected mental health condition.
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress.
  • 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.
  • Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare.

Cost: £230.00

Duration: 2 - Days

Note: Discounts are available for bookings from educational, health, social care, and not-for-profit organisations. For further information, please get in touch.

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