First Aid for Mental Health

Course Aims

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.

This one day qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide 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 recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

This qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

Price: 125.00
Duration: 1 day
Certification: SCQF Level 5/FAA Level 2 Award
Maximum candidates: 16

Course Objectives

Candidates 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.

Additional Information

This course is accredited in Scotland by NUCOPlus and successful candidates are awarded SCQF Level 5. Accreditation in England is the FAA Level 2 Award (RQF)

The qualification is valid for a period of three years from the date of achievement. Annual refresher training is recommended.

Available Dates:

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* Excludes VAT which will be charged at standard rate

10th June

£125.00 / person*

Baxter House, Linby
SCQF Level 5/FAA Level 2 Award
1 Day(s)
8 places available
4th July

£125.00 / person*

Baxter House, Linby
SCQF Level 5/FAA Level 2 Award
1 Day(s)
3 places available


For group bookings call: 01357 440222 *mandatory information