This knowledge-only qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment and wish to develop their knowledge of mental health awareness.
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.
Mental health has become a more prevalent conversation over the past few years, especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The manager’s role is to lead, mentor and support an employee to proactively engage in their employment, contributing to the growth of an organisation and working in a way that supports the individual’s own growth as well as the organisation’s objectives and values.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals are likely to experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives. With the potential consequences of mental ill-health matching or exceeding those of physical ill-health, it is important to have an understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and how this can be managed within the workplace.