First Aid for Mental Health Course

First Aid for Mental Health Course

Want to become a first aider for mental health?

The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace.

A first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill health, but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health.

This First Aid for Mental Health qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.

Course objective

Is to support a role in the workplace and/or to give learners personal growth and engagement in learning, specifically in relation to understanding the principles of first aid for mental health.

A mental health first aider is a nominated person within an organisation who anyone can go to, to assist with a mental health problem. The first aider will help to advise and guide those needing assistance and will have knowledge of how to identify those who are developing mental health issues.

Cost: £150 inclusive of VAT

Duration: 2 days

Hours of attendance: 9am – 4pm

Accreditation: Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

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2020 Course Dates

15th & 16th October

1st & 2nd December

Course Description

Unit 1: Introduction to mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing

Learners must complete 15 questions within 30 minutes and you will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (9/15).

Unit 1 consists of:

  • Mental health and wellbeing.
  • How mental ill health affects the experience of individuals.
  • The mental health continuum.
  • Ways to self-manage own wellbeing.

Unit 2: Introduction to first aid for mental health

You must complete 25 questions within 50 minutes and you will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (15/25).

You must pass both examinations in order to be awarded the qualification. This qualification is graded pass/fail.

Unit 2 consists of:

  • Understand the principles of first aid for mental health
  • Know how to recognise mental ill health in self and others.
  • How to support mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Promote a mental wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Importance of resilience and protection of self for first aiders for mental health.

There are two multiple choice examinations to achieve this qualification.

We must receive full payment 10 days in advance of your course to secure your place. If places are available then payments will be accepted less than days prior to the course.

CALL to discuss this course +44 (0)1482 228 113 / 07714 135193

What next…

You will receive a confirmation letter with directions to the training venue, as soon as your payment has been received.

Please note: Places are allocated on receipt of payment and No refund can be given for non-attendance or cancellation.

First Aid for Mental Health Courses in Hull

Get in touch with RDS Training

+44 (0)1482 228 113 / 07714 135193 or email info@rdstraining.co.uk