Mental Health First Aid

 

 

Mental Health First Aid courses

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.

Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.

Modifiying  the culture of an organisation is essential to a successful mental health programme and mental health training for employees is an essential part of that process.

We can tailor a course most suitable for your organisation. Below are some examples.

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health 

This is a 4-hour qualification providing learners with the knowledge;-

  • to recognise a range of mental health conditions e.g depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, self -harm 

  • how to start a supportive non judgemental conversation  

  • when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help

  • how to recognise and manage stress.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

First Aid for Mental Health

This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise;-

  • a range of mental health conditions, e.g depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, self -harm   

  • how to start a supportive conversation  

  • when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.

  • will know how to recognise and manage stress 

  • 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.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

This 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge and ability to recognise;-

  • a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. 

  • how to start a supportive conversation

  • when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.

  • how to manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.

Learners will also learn ;-

  • about the first aid action plan for mental health, and be able to put it in place

  • how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

  • how to help to dispel the stigma in relation to poor mental health in the workplace

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

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