First Aid for Mental Health

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

Cost Effective Training Designed with your Workplace in Mind

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

Our regulated RQF qualifications give you the confidence that you're booking courses of the highest quality

Our friendly trainers are experts in delivering your training and always happy to answer your questions

The Right Course for the Right Situation

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
  • Be able to identify signs & symptoms of 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

Mental Health

Just as Important as Physical Wellbeing

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.

Course Details

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  • Level 1 - Awareness

  • Level 2 - FA for Mental Health

  • Level 3 - Supervising FAfMH

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Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (Level 1)

Learn how to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to support sufferers and when to refer on to the professionals.

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RQF Qualification Awarded by Nuco & First Aid Awards

Who is it for?

This course is particularly suitable if:

  • You want to gain a basic understanding of mental health issues
  • You want to be able to recognise and manage stress
  • You want to know how to refer on to professional help

Course Content - Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

  • Defining mental health
  • Understanding the stigma around mental health
  • Identifying factors that impact mental health
  • Understanding the role of first aider for mental health
  • Outline advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
  • Identify signs of stress
  • Be able to state how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms for depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide & self-harm.

Assessment

This RQF qualification is assessed through a multiple choice test paper. Candidates who pass the assessment will earn a Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. It is delivered by HTS Training and Awarded by First Aid Awards, one of the UK's largest First Aid and First Aid for Mental Health Awarding Organisations.

Course Requirements

The course runs for 4 hours - candidates must attend the full 4 hours and successfully complete all assessments to earn their award. Candidates must bring along a piece of photo identification in order to sign in at the start. All candidates must be 14 years of age or older to attend.

Why Book With Us?

Our RQF First Aid for Mental Health courses are formally regulated via First Aid Awards and Nuco.

To be able to run regulated courses, we and our expert trainers jump through lots of hoops, all of which ensure that you get the very best quality training.

That gives you the security and knowledge that you need, that you're getting high quality training with the very latest best-practice knowledge.

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