First Aid for Mental Health

This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

This course is available as an open course or group booking.

Open Course Dates

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Course Content

  • What is mental health?
  • Why people develop mental health conditions.
  • The role of a First Aider for mental health.
  • Providing advice and practical support.
  • How to recognise and manage stress.
  • How to recognise a range of mental health conditions.
  • Impact of substance abuse on mental health.
  • First Aid Action Plan for mental health.
  • Implementing a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Certification:  FAA Certificate of Training (valid for 3 years)

Course Length:  6.5 hours 

Delivery Model:  Face to face training

Maximum Participants:  12

Course Fee  

  • £600 for up to 8 participants
  • £75.00 per additional participant up to a maximum of 12

Group Booking Information

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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.