Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2)
This is a knowledge-only qualification, comprised of two units, that provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the principles of first aid for mental health. This includes recognising mental ill health in self and others, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to promote a wellness culture in the workplace and the importance of resilience and self-care for first aiders for mental health.
The First aid for Mental Health course covers the following modules:
Unit 1 – Introduction to Mental Health, Mental Ill Health and Wellbeing
Understand mental health and wellbeing
Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals
Understand the mental health continuum
Understand ways to self-manage own wellbeing
Unit 2 – Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health
Understand how to recognise mental ill health in self and others
Understand how to support mental wellbeing in the workplace
Understand how to promote a mental wellness culture in the workplace
Understand the importance of resilience and protection of self for first aiders of mental health
Who is this course for?
The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace. The first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill health but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health. This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.
How is this Course Assessed?
This course is assessed through two multiple choice exams, each with a pass mark of 60%.
Course cost and duration
The course is held over 2 days and is available from £150 + VAT per person, depending on location. The cost includes exams and all course materials. If anyone should fail a free resit will be offered.
*Additional charges may be incurred dependant on location and additional resources required.
Group bookings, discounts and additional courses can be provided in your area upon request; please contact us for further information and to confirm a place on the course.
Progression and further learning routes could include:
Understanding Mental Health for Managers
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