Supervising First Aid for Mental Health


FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health – This course covers a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. The course aims to provide supervisors/ managers with the knowledge needed to support their employees and the designated First Aiders for Mental Health.

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Course Duration

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health distance learning course consists of two 4-hour virtual-classroom sessions. In addition, the learner will be provided with materials to undertake individual study and guided research. For this flexible blended-learning solution, the learning materials and virtual classroom sessions can be accessed from any mobile device, with a stable internet connection.

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:
  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying a wider range of mental ill-health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Building a Positive Workplace Culture

The course explores a wide range of conditions, and the sources of potential help and support that is available, including from healthcare professionals.

The Level 3 Qualification covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications, but in more depth and detail. This course is aimed at the workplace supervisor / manager to improve  understanding of responsibility for mental wellbeing at work. It provides knowledge to enable empathetic and supportive management of team members.

Aimed at supervisors or managers, the course is however suitable for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the subject; including the support teams (Human Resources, QEHS, Health & Safety), who may have strategic responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid provision within an organisation.

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Certification

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, learners will be awarded the OFQUAL regulated Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in Leading First Aid in Mental Health at SCQF Level 6. For the detailed specification of this qualification
This qualification  is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. To re-qualify after 3 years, a learner would need to successfully complete the full course.

Qualification Assessment

The qualification is assessed on video conferencing software. A private professional discussion between the trainer/assessor and each learner is used to assess the knowledge, understanding and skill level of each learner against the learning criteria. The learner will also have the opportunity to practically demonstration of the application of the first aid action plan for mental health.

Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification. No external assessors are required.

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.

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