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

4 hours - £79pp

Level 1 is a half day course that we recommend all staff members participate in. It will provide learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected Mental Health condition, the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. This training will increase team spirit, help to reduce Mental Health stigma and in turn enhance your company’s workplace culture. This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress.

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Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Training Course Overview

- Define Mental Health 
-Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
- Factors that can affect a person's mental health
- The Role of a Mental Health First Aider
- Advice that should be provided to people suspected of suffering from a mental health condition
- When to contact emergency services
- Identify Signs of Stress
- Management of Stress
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Psychosis
- Eating Disorders

- Suicide

- Self-Harm

- Conclusion


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any prior training/qualifications to do this course?

No, participants do not need any prior training or qualifications to attend this course. Helping Hands’ and Integral Workplace Wellness' training courses are designed to pass on skills and knowledge to complete novices as well as experienced professionals, all participants will benefit from this course regardless of experience or existing skills/knowledge.

Do you offer this course online?

Yes, a similar version of this course can be accessed via distanced learning. Integral Workplace Wellness' professional trainers can deliver this training course over a video conferencing platform such as Zoom where they will share their screen, lead discussions with participants and deliver the learning outcomes over the internet. If you would like to access this course via virtual workshop please get in touch.

Do you need to be physically fit to do this course?

There are no physical aspects to the learning of this course. Therefore, this course is accessible to people of all levels of health and fitness, to be able to pass this course participants need to demonstrate an understanding of the course material and be willing to learn and engage with the course – there are no physical requirements to this.

Do you gain a qualification from this course?

This course is accredited by the FAA as Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) / Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

Integral Workplace Wellness is much more than a training platform. In addition to our accredited First Aid for Mental Health training courses we also offer Wellbeing & Mental Health Support for Staff & Mental Health Workshops. All aimed to assist your business in creating a positive workplace culture that is Mental Health aware with happy team members that are proactively supported.

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Helping Hands Training Specialists Ltd.
10 Leeds Road
S9 3TY

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