What to expect from this course
This practical, interactive 2 day course will give you the knowledge. skills and confidence to recognise and respond appropriately to the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. You will learn how to listen non judgementally, reassure and respond to a colleague, even in a crisis. The course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced trainer with clinical and/or lived experience of mental ill health.
Subjects covered include:
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Roles and responsibilities of a Mental Health First Aider
- Understanding boundaries and looking after your own mental health
- Stigma and discrimination
- Recognising the signs of a broad range of mental health conditions including:
- Providing advice and starting a conversation
- First Aid for Mental Health action plan including crisis first aid
- Signposting a colleague to appropriate professional support
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Drugs and alcohol
For individuals we run regular
Open courses in Central London.
On-site courses are available
at your early years setting or home
7 days a week, across the UK.
This is a 2 day course
(7 hours including breaks)
Open courses are usually from 09.30-16.30.
You will be continuously assessed by your instructor throughout the course.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a nationally recognised Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is