First Aid for Mental Health

Learn about mental health illness and reduce the impact on your staff and business

As Real and Important as any Physical Illness or Injury

While first aiders have been looking after the welfare of staff, customers and visitors for years, it's only recently that mental health has started to receive the attention it deserves in the workplace.

The HSE estimates that up to 57% of all staff sick days are lost due to mental health problems - in particular stress, depression and anxiety.

So far from being a 'nice-to-have', a good understanding of mental health issues, and good provision of first aid for mental health in the workplace is crucial for staff welfare and for an effective, profitable organisation.

Choosing the Right Course

Our regulated (RQF) First Aid for Mental Health courses provide you with the skills you need to cope with the situations that you're likely to face:

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Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

(4 hours)

Learn to recognise a range of mental health conditions & signpost for professional help

  • Defines Mental Health
  • Understanding stigma & factors impacting MH
  • Explains role of First Aider for Mental Health
  • Outlines advice giving for sufferers
  • Learn when to contact emergency services
  • Identify Signs of Stress
  • Be able to state how stress can be managed
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • psychosis 
  • eating disorders 
  • suicide 
  • self harm 

Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health

(1 day)

Become a first aider for mental health in you workplace & support those with suspected mental health conditions

Includes all elements of awareness course, plus:

  • increases detail of those elements covered in the awareness course
  • understand potential effects of drugs & alcohol abuse on mental health
  • understand & demonstrate first aid action plan for mental health 
  • provide a positive mental health culture in your organisation and know how to implement it

Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

(2 days)

Learn first aid for mental health skills and find out how to build a positive mental health culture in your organisation.

Includes all elements of the First Aid for Mental Health course, plus:

  • increases detail of those elements covered in the First Aid for Mental Health course
  • PTSD
  • personality disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • schizophrenia

Cost Effective Training Designed with your Workplace in Mind

Early intervention in mental health issues can dramatically improve outcomes and reduce absenteeism

All of our RQF qualifications are regulated by a leading Awarding Organisation

Our expert trainers are friendly and always happy to answer your questions

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