ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH COURSES
We offer Ofqual and SQA regulated national qualifications in First Aid for Mental Health
We created our First Aid for Mental Health programme based on the latest research and information from some of the world’s largest and most reputable medical institutions. We guarantee up-to-date information through attendance and give learners the key tools and information they need to support colleagues who might have a mental health condition.
Mental health concerns everyone, and anyone can be affected, including friends, family members, and colleagues.
This open course is suitable for everyone, but it has been specifically designed for employers who want to bring a positive mental health culture to their workplace. We give learners comprehensive knowledge and information about the most common mental health conditions, along with the skills they need to act if they suspect a colleague has a mental health condition.
Learners who undertake and complete this course will earn the title of First Aiders for Mental Health. They'll be the point of contact within their workplace to support and help colleagues who have a suspected mental health condition.
This course builds on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. Learners will be introduced to the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan, which equips them with tools and skills to offer their peers and colleagues comprehensive support and guidance for their potential mental health condition. In addition, learners will know how to provide signposting to professional help and provide support whilst they are receiving professional care.
Finally, this course covers the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Learners will leave with the skills and knowledge they need to help their employers implement a work culture focused on positive mental health to support employees in the workplace.
Qualifications we provide:
FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health
(Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4)
FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health
(Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5)
FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
(Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6)