Mental Health First Aid two day course [Level 3 - RQF]

This Mental Health First Aid two day course goes into a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the level 1 and level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.

Course content

Duration

A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least one day ideally, Ideally the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

Syllabus

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
  • Depression
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide (suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide)
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety

Numbers

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.

Assessment

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple choice).

Certification

A level 3 Award in Supervising 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.