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First Aid for Mental Health (2 Day)

The 2 day First Aid for Mental Health Course teaches candidates how to recognise the various mental health conditions that can arise within the workplace, and then how to provide assistance in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

By it's conclusion candidates are certified and can become a first aider (mental health) within the workplace.
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Per place: £234.00 (£195.00 ex VAT)

What's involved?

Day one introduces the concept of mental health, mental ill health and overall wellbeing. Candidates begin to understand that all mental health is on a continuum affecting everybody’s lives. This also includes risk factors concerning mental ill health and the main mental health conditions that will be prevalent within the workplace.

Day two builds on the knowledge gained on mental well being and looks at how a first aider can apply this knowledge to recognise the signs and indicators of mental ill health. From here candidates learn what strategies to use and what tools are available, when assisting an employee suffering with a mental ill health condition within the workplace.

What you get out of it

Candidates receive a nationally recognised certificate on successful completion of this course. This can be used to prove competence in the field of first aid for mental health within the workplace.

Most importantly their newfound knowledge can be used to spot the signs of an employee in distress and will enable the candidate to know what to say and what signposts to offer. It could even save a life during an emergency eg suicide

Who's it for?

The qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to become a first aider (mental health) within the workplace. This has the potential to help individuals overcome their mental health problems through the use of signposting and professional help.

Employers may wish to enroll their employees on this course with an estimated 12 million work days lost to mental health problems in 2018-19 alone. The cost of poor mental health to the economy and the NHS combined is estimated to be between £74 - £99 billion each year.

What will I learn?

Candidates learn through taught lectures, debates and written activities the following topics and many more:

  • Risk factors concerning mental ill health
  • Main types of mental ill health
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Roles & responsibilities of the first aider
  • The ABC action plan
  • Tools used for listening and empathy 
  • Importance of a positive mental health culture in the workplace 

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