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First Aid for Mental Health
6 hours

Mental Health and wellbeing in the Workplace is a big concern. Learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms and how you can deal with the issues,

In addition to the Level 1 training, Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Syllabus

  • Define mental health
    • Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health
    • Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
    • Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
    • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
    • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
    • Know how to recognise and manage stress
    • Identify signs of stress
    • State how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms of the following
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self Harm
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
    • State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
    • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.
  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health
    • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the work place
    • State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace​
    • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

 

This course is available as a Group Booking anywhere in the UK, however Open courses for individual places are only run from our Training Centre in Berkshire.

Instructors

Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.

Training

Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.

Prerequisites

None

Assessment

Assessment is via a mixture of continuous assessment and a written paper (mostly multiple choice questions).

Certification

Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health

Cost

In-house course for 12 candidates
- £560

Individual candidate
- £80

(Accreditation Fee of £5 per student may apply to Group and Individual prices for some courses)

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