First Aid for Mental Health

support someone experiencing a mental health issue until professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved
Upcoming Courses in 2024
 

Book your space to become a qualified First Aider for Mental Health in one day,
or book a half day course to learn about Mental Health First Aid Awareness.

 

First Aid for Mental Health 
FAA Level 2

Monday 26th Feburary
9.30am – 4.30pm

JET, Kensington Chambers

£220 per individual

Reserve 
a space

     

First Aid for Mental Health 
FAA Level 2

Thursday 21st March
9.30am – 4.30pm

JET, Kensington Chambers

£220 per individual

Reserve 
a space

   
 

 

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about the course.

 

Course Testimonials

"The whole course was informative and worthwhile."

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"I didn't know what to expect. But pleased, satisfied and glad I completed this. I found it very informative, and it has definitely increased my awareness and understanding of mental health as a whole. Thank you."

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"Very well-run course, you could tell it had been well thought out and it was very engaging."

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"The knowledge and experience delivered by Mark and Alan [was] phenomenal. Great guys and delivery."

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"Fantastic instructors, very relatable, very honest, very open, brave and are examples to us all on how to live yourselves and be happy."


FAA Level 1 Awareness of Mental Health First Aid (RQF)

Course Summary

This course is suitable for everyone within a workplace as it provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

Duration

The training consists of 4 hours. Ideally, the course should be run over one day. The training can be delivered 2 x 2 hour sessions but must be completed within 2 weeks of starting the course.

 

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

What is First Aid for Mental Health?                            • Identifying mental health conditions

• Providing advice and starting a conversation          • Stress

• Mental health conditions                    

 

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

 

Assessment

There is a written assessment.

Course content is presented in a variety of ways including: spoken word, visual aids, written handouts, problem-based case studies, practical activities, written and oral questioning to cover a range of learning styles.

 

Certification

A Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.


FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Course Summary

This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

 

Duration

The training consists of 6 hours. Ideally, the course should be run over one day. The training can be delivered 2 x 3 hour sessions but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course.

 

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

• What is First Aid for Mental Health?                                    • Identifying mental health conditions 

• Providing advice and starting a conversation                    • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace  

• Mental health conditions                                                     • Drugs and alcohol

• Self-harm                                                                              • Suicide

• Stress                                                                                   • Eating disorders

• Depression                                                                           • Psychosis   

• Anxiety                                                                                 • First Aid for Mental Health action plan

                                                                                                                                               

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

 

Assessment

There is a written assessment and a practical assessment.

Course content is presented in a variety of ways including: spoken word, visual aids, written handouts, problem-based case studies, practical activities, written and oral questioning to cover a range of learning styles.

 

Certification

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

 


FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Course Summary

This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/ Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.

 

Duration

The training consists of 12 hours spread over two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days. The training can be delivered 4 x 3 hour sessions but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course.

 

Syllabus

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

• What is First Aid for Mental Health?                                    • Identifying mental health conditions 

• Providing advice and starting a conversation                    • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace  

• Mental health conditions                                                     • Post-traumatic stress disorder

• Self-harm                                                                              • Suicide

• Stress                                                                                   • Eating disorders

• Personality disorders                                                           • Drugs and alcohol

• Bipolar disorder                                                                   • Psychosis   

• Schizophrenia                                                                      • Depression

• Anxiety                                                                                 • First Aid for Mental Health action plan

 

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

 

Assessment

There are 2 written assessments and a practical assessment.

Course content is presented in a variety of ways including: spoken word, visual aids, written handouts, problem-based case studies, practical activities, written and oral questioning to cover a range of learning styles.

 

Certification

A Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

 

Reasonable adjustments

As part of Equal Opportunities, First Aid Awards (FAA) and FAA Centres are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination in the provision of their services. A reasonable adjustment can be given to someone who has a disability, medical condition or learning need that may affect them during the course. An example of a reasonable adjustment could be assistance with reading or writing. 

If you have a disability, medical condition or learning need that you feel may affect your participation or performance during the course please make your Trainer aware before the course start date at the time of registration. See Reasonable Adjustments policy for more details.


Interested in booking training?

Let us help you create a mentally healthy workplace.

Contact hello@recovery.je or call 01534 505977 for more information.