Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

This 1 day Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) regulated course (in association with Paula Colman of Paco Training) is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

This course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

Mental Health First Aid

What is covered?

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

Duration

A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

Assessment

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

Certification

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health.

Who can attend?

The course is simply for everyone! Some of the contents could be quite sensitive and can be upsetting to some so we would only ask you to register if you are over 16 years old. We want to ensure that we create a safe and suitable learning environment for all our attendees.

Course cost is only £90 plus vat per person

Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our Mental Health First Aid courses onsite in your setting to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your setting can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. We can run a single course with a maximum of 16 delegates for this particular course with one of our trainers. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings.

If you would like to talk further about the training we offer, don’t hesitate to contact Gavin or Alice on (01274) 752777 or alternatively email us your requirements to info@gemcompliancetraining.co.uk