Award in First Aid for Mental Health
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 will benefit from the depth of knowledge and wealth of experience of our lead mental health trainer Michelle Ford. Michelle has been involved in the treatment and management of patients
suffering from a range of complex mental health conditions for many years, throughout her career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse.
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 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.