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FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace.


Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.


Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. The HSE guidance 'First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace

FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH


LEVEL 1

This ½-Day course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.


Duration A minimum of 4 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 2 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.


Syllabus A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including :


  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions


Numbers A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


Assessment A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


Certification A Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.


There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.


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FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH


LEVEL 2

This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.


Duration A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

Syllabus A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:


  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace


Numbers A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


Assessment A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


Certification A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.


There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.


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FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH


LEVEL 3

This 2-Day 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 but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.


Duration A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:


  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Self-harm
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health conditions
  • Personality disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Bipolar disorder
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Psychosis
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Numbers A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


Assessment A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


Certification A Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.


There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.


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