This course will enable participants to help a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The course teaches delegates practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and gives them the confidence to step in and support a person who needs assistance.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for those who want to gain the necessary skills to have a non-judgmental conversation, recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and support the Level 3 First Aider for Mental Health. Please be aware that this course covers subjects that some people may find distressing. If a delegate feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.
It is recommended that more than one person per establishment is trained. This course will cover First Aid for Mental Health for both adults and children.
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 & starting a conversation
- Mental health conditions
- Drugs and alcohol
- First Aid for Mental Health action plan
- First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment, accredited by NUCO Training Ltd. The qualification is valid for 3 years, however annual refresher training is recommended.
Please also see the Level 3 training for Supervisors/Designated Safeguarding Lead
Our trainer: Sarah Keating is an experienced and qualified trainer who has been trained with Mental Health England and other awarding organisations to gain the expertise and knowledge to deliver First Aid for Mental Health.
Cost £65+vat per person