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First Aid for Mental Health Courses

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.

Please select from the COURSES menu for full details of content, duration and fees. If you wish to book onto one of our open courses, dates are listed below. Or, if you are looking to arrange a training session on a date of your choice, please select a course and go to the group booking section.

If you are not sure that any of these courses will suit your training needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Open Course Dates

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Course Director

Ann Dunlop is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and an advocate for positive mental wellbeing. She has extensive knowledge on a wide range of mental health conditions and also a personal experience with a mental illness. It is her priority to reduce the stigma that our society has created around mental health and ultimately make it safer for people to talk and support each other.

Guidelines & Statutory Requirements

Validation of First Aid for Mental Health Courses

The following courses are registered and certificated through First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA) FAA are regulated by OFQUAL and SQA Accreditation and qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

FAA Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (Level 1 RQF/Level 4

FAA Award in First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2 RQF/Level 5 SCQF)

FAA Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6


Certificated by FAA (First Aid Training Ltd) with SQA/OFQUAL Accreditation


I found the course very useful and enjoyable. I will find it very helpful in my job.

The content of the course can be tough to do as it can bring up life situations that you have or may be going through. Ann made the course so much easier to get through than I had expected. It was also good to get the result of the assessment on the day Im happy to say I passed and have recieved my Certificate. Thank you Ann

Caroline, NHS Lothian

I found this course very engaging and felt i came away with a better understanding of mental health first aid.