4-hour Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.


    A range of subjects are covered including:

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


Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health.


The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.


We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling. For individual course places please see our Course Finder facility, or for group bookings, please contact us for an On-Site Training quote.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train for Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health why not consider an onsite course. With instructors based throughout the UK, Nuco Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements, for our full range of courses that we have to offer. Should you require a number of courses, we can offer you corporate rate discounts. We currently deliver courses for many national and international companies throughout the UK and abroad. To learn more why not visit our ON-SITE TRAINING page.

This course and the associated original course materials and qualifications have been created and provided by Nuco Training Ltd and/or its related companies. Nuco Training Limited is not associated with any other training provider including, without limitation, Mental Health First Aid England, Scotland or Wales. All Nuco Training Limited’s intellectual property rights in such works are licensed to you on a non-exclusive basis to allow you to use them solely for the purpose of providing equivalent training courses to members of the public on the relevant topic and provided you do not infringe any intellectual property rights arising therein. Such rights can be terminated by Nuco Training Limited at any time.

Course Duration

This course runs over 4 hours. Ideally, the course should be run over one day, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire, providing it is completed within 6 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Training books

A comprehensive fully illustrated training book to supplement the Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course is available from our online shop.

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