The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.

First Aid for Mental Health Book

This course builds on the 6-hour Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health course and covers a wider range of mental health conditions and goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition.

Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including:

What is First Aid for Mental Health?
Identifying mental health conditions
Providing advice and starting a conversation

Drugs and alcohol
First Aid for Mental Health action plan
First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

A large range of Mental Health conditions covered in detail

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

Course Duration (excluding breaks)

12 hours

Maximum students per course

12

Minimum age

14

Individual Price

£125

Group price

£900

Group Pricing assumes that the Client provides a suitable training venue


  • 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
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
    • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
    • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
    • Know how to recognise and manage stress
    • Identify signs of stress
    • State how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms of the following
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Psychosis
    • Eating disorders
    • Suicide
    • Self Harm
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
    • State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
    • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.
  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health
    • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the work place
    • State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace​
    • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • A large range of Mental Health conditions covered in detail