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.
RQF Level 2 Award
Qualification title: FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Code: 603/3769/2Unit title: First Aid for Mental Health Unit code: Y/617/2919SCQF Level 5 Award Qualification title: Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5 Code: R600 04 Unit title: First Aid for Mental Health Unit code: UM87 04
A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day.
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 • Stress • Mental health conditions • Drugs and alcohol • First Aid for Mental Health action plan • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).
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.
Hot drinks will be provided on the day, please bring your own water/cold drinks along with you, including your own lunch.
Please note there is no on-site parking at The Old Police Station. The nearest pay and display car park is on Pimlico DE7 8AA and is £3 for over 3 hours.
The cost of the course is:
EPL Members – £65 plus Eventbrite fees, total cost is £71.13
Non Members – £75 plus Eventbrite fees, total cost is £81.96