Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

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Course Overview

Our Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours of classroom based theory and practical instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 16 delegates. This half day course is aimed at providing delegates with the knowledge and skills to start a supportive conversation, reduce stigma and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

This course is suitable for anyone looking to gain an understanding of mental health, with the aim of being able to provide advice and practical support for others in the workplace. It provides delegates with the resources and knowledge to be able to identify signs of stress and various mental health conditions, with the aim of guiding them towards the correct support.

Delegate must be at least 14 years old to attend this course and it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy, or equivalent due to the multiple choice examination at the end of the course.

Those who achieve this qualification could progress onto the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health, or the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

This qualification does not have an expiration date, but it is vital that delegates keep informed with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD. Our E-Learning Mental Health Awareness Course can also provide an annual refresher to the course content.

  • Defining mental health
  • Understand the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors that can affect a person's mental health
  • Understand the role of a first aider for mental health
  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • Know when to contact emergency services
  • Identify signs of stress
  • State how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide and self harm.

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