Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid For Mental Health (RQF)

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing continues to be an area of focus for both  individuals and employers. For employers, the importance of having a healthy work force now goes way beyond just the physical capabilities of employees.

This half day course is suitable for those that require a basic understanding of First Aid for Mental Health and provides an introduction to the subject.

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Mental Health First Aid Courses Norfolk & Norwich

Awareness First Aid for Mental Health

Cost per person for open courses

£60 +VAT

Delivered to your workforce for groups up to 16 people

600 +VAT

Call 01603 986 719 To book a private course

More About This Course

This course is for those who are looking for a basic introduction to First Aid for Mental Health.

The course will cover an understanding of what mental health first aid is, identifying some common mental health conditions and the training to provide some basic advice and starting a conversation with someone about their mental health.

The successful delegate will leave with an Ofqual regulated FAA Level 1 in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

Aim of The Course
  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health 

  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition.

  • Know how to recognise and manage stress

  • Know how to recognise and manage stress

 
Objectives of The Course
  • Define mental health

  • Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health 

  • Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health

  • Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health

  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition

  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition

  • Identify signs of stress

  • State how stress can be managed

  • State signs and/or symptoms for a range of mental health conditions

This course will examine the following topics:
  • What is first aid for mental health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions 
 

This  is a 4 hour course in Awareness ofFirst Aid for Mental Health which can be delivered in a morning or afternoon.

Alternatively, it can be deliver in 2 separate, 2 hour modules.

Assessment Process for this course

There is a written test involving multiple choice questions and written answers.

CERTIFICATION OPTIONS

Learners will be certificated with the Ofqual regulated FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid For Mental Health (RQF).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What first aid for mental health courses do you provide?

We offer the full range of mental health first aid training courses including:

  • Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (Half Day)
  • Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health (1 Day)
  • Level 2 Youth First Aid for Mental Health (1 Day)
  • Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
How can I book on to a first aid for mental health training course?

As an organisation you can book us to come and deliver training at your place of work where we will train up to 16 staff for a fixed fee.

You can attend our training centre in Norwich, Norfolk.

We can also arrange a suitable venue if required (fees may apply).

We also offer public courses which are delivered at our training centre in Norwich and can be booked online via our website. Click Here To See Upcoming Courses.

If you would like to know more or book this course, please contact 01603 986719

What is OFQUAL and FAA?

OFQUAL is the government branch that monitors and regulates qualifications in the UK.

This means the FAA qualifications you gain are recognised by OFQUAL and meet their very stringent standards.

Basically, it means we provide courses of very a very high standard. FAA Ltd is our qualification awarding body.

What is the difference between the different first aid for mental health courses?
  • The Level 1 course - Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health - is an entry level qualification giving delegates a basic understanding of common mental health conditions and how to start a conversation with someone about their mental health. It will also help them to signpost help for someone who is suspected of having a mental health condition.
  • The Level 2 course - First Aid for Mental Health - is comprehensive training for individuals, businesses and institutions who wish to have a designated Mental Health First Aider qualification. It builds on the level 1 course by going into mental health conditions in more detail, giving the learner the skills to implement a first aid action plan and a good understanding of how to promote and build a positive mental health culture and ethos in the work place.
  • The Level 2 course - Youth First Aid for Mental Health - provides comprehensive train for individuals and institutions within the education sector. It looks specifically at what youth mental health first aid is; the mental health conditions young people can suffer from; and gives the learner the skills to implement a first aid action plan.
  • The Level 3 course - Supervising First Aid for Mental Health - is our most in depth qualification. It would be suited to those who are looking to oversee a group of Mental Health First Aiders within a larger organisation. It provides everything the Level 2 course does but extends knowledge to a deeper understanding of a much wider range of mental health conditions such as Psychosis, Schizophrenia and PTSD.