Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health FAA Level 1 (½ day)
This course is an introduction to First Aid for Mental Health and helps the learner to recognise the signs that someone might be struggling and gives them the skills to start a conversation and signpost towards professional help.
Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.
This 4-hour awareness course is suitable for everyone within the workplace as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.
Who is this for?
This awareness course is suitable for everyone within an organisation as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help, helping to build a supportive culture within the workplace.
All members of the team can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.
What you will gain
- A FAA Level 1 Award In Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
- An understanding of mental health and the related contributing factors that can affect wellbeing.
- Practical skills that will help you identify the triggers and spot the (sometimes very subtle) signs of mental illness
- Learn how to provide advice and start a conversation
- Gain knowledge of some mental health conditions
Upon completion of the qualification assessment, learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health.
This course is an awareness course and the first step to learning about First Aid for Mental Health. It is a great course for all members of a team to attend so that you all have an understanding of Mental Health and can support each other and create a supportive workplace.
A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:
• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Mental health conditions
Download the Qualification Specification for the Level 1 course
Please be aware that this course covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If you are unsure if the course is right for you, we recommend reading the course content or speaking to Sam before booking your place.
If a participant feels overwhelmed, they are welcome to leave the room at any time.
Assessment and Certification
The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.
Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF). This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
The duration of this course is 4 hours.
Teas, coffee and light snacks will be provided during the break.
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