1-Day First Aid for Mental Health

RQF Level 2 Award:
FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

SCQF Level 5 Award:
Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5

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

This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

Building on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

    Syllabus

    A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Certification

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Assessment

The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

Numbers

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.

Location

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 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. 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. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.

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 6 hours spread over 1 day. 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 First Aid for Mental Health course is available for our online shop.

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