Mental Health First Aid Course

This one day Mental Health First Aid course covers the content of the level 1 course but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within the workplace.

Course Content


A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day ideally, Ideally the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.


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 maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all.


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. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.