Mental Health First Aid

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

Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4

This ½-Day course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.

 

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

 

Certification:
A Level 1 Award in Awareness for 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 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5

This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

 

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

• Drugs and alcohol

• First Aid for Mental Health action plan

• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

 

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)

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health SCQF Level 6 Award:

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.

 

Syllabus:

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

• What is First Aid for Mental Health? • Post-traumatic stress disorder

• Identifying mental health conditions • Self-harm

• Providing advice and starting a conversation • Suicide

• Stress • Eating disorders

• Mental health conditions • Personality disorders

• Drugs and alcohol • Bipolar disorder

• First Aid for Mental Health action plan • Psychosis

• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace • Schizophrenia

• Depression • Anxiety

 

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.

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