Leading First Aid for Mental Health

This 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will
know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.

Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand 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 a group booking.

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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
  • Understanding a range of mental health disorders and support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers

Certification   FAA Certificate of Training (valid for 3 years)

Course Length   13 hours (12 hours training + 1 hour formal assessment*)

*formal assessment will be carried out on a 1:1 basis, your tutor will contact you to arrange a time slot.

Delivery Model   This course can be delivered face-to-face or as an online training session. For online delivery, participants will require access to a PC or device which connects to the internet. 

Maximum Participants   12

Course Fee  

  • £920 for up to 8 participants
  • £115 per additional participant up to a maximum of 12

Group Booking Information

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