The First Aid for Mental Health is a full day classroom based course, with a minimum of 6 hours teaching time. The course can by arrangement be delivered over a maximum of a 3 week period with each session being at least 2 hours long.
First Aid for Mental Health Syllabus
• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Mental health conditions
• Drugs and alcohol
• First Aid for Mental Health action plan
• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
The course is aimed at anyone who would like to increase their awareness of mental wellbeing, and to equip themselves with the skills to offer support to the people around them, including colleagues, friends or family members. The course will provide knowledge and information, explore sources of support and advice, and enable practice of skills in the classroom situation.
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 such as anxiety and depression. 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 found that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.
First Aid for Mental Health Certification
A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. For detailed information see the Qualification Specification.
In-House / On-site courses
If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.