ONE DAY | FAA ACCREDITED LEVEL 2 (ENGLAND/WALES), LEVEL 5 (SCOTLAND)
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.
The HSE guidance ‘First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace.This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.
Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand 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.
Who Should Attend?
The one-day First Aid for Mental Health course is for those who are looking to gain an awareness of mental illness.
The course will enable candidates to understand some common mental health illnesses, and to support their own mental health and the wellbeing of colleagues by creating Mental Health First Aid champions within the workplace.
Module 1 – Introduction
Module 2 – What is first aid for mental health?
Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions
Module 4 – Providing advice and starting a conversation
Module 5 – Stress
Module 6 – Mental health conditions
Module 7 – Drugs and alcohol
Module 8 – First aid action plan for mental health – including practical assessment
Module 9 – Mental health in the workplace
Module 10 – Assessment and course closure
The 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.
What You Need
The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.
It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss.
Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.