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First Aid for Mental Health

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. The HSE ‘First aid needs assessment’ includes guidance to employers around mental health in the workplace:

You should consider ways to manage mental ill health in your workplace which are appropriate for your business, such as providing information or training for managers and employees, employing occupational health professionals, appointing mental health trained first aiders and implementing employee support programmes.

First aid training courses covering mental health, teach delegates how to recognise warning signs of mental ill health and help them to develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone, while keeping themselves safe.

First Aid for Mental Health Courses do not cover diagnosis or treatment of mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals. However, learners will gain the knowledge and understanding to identify when a person may have a mental health condition and how to support them in getting help.


FAA LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
FAA LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
FAA LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SUPERVISING FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Qualification structure

All qualifications are regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). The minimum age requirement is 16 years old.


Location

Training takes place at The Loft Workspace at Jericho.


Book Your Place

To see upcoming dates and to book onto a course please visit our eventbrite page


In House Training

We can also deliver directly to your organisation, for up to 12 people, at a cost of:

  • Level 1: £495 +VAT
  • Level 2: £695 +VAT
  • Level 3: £995 +VAT

This includes training, manuals and certification.

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