First Aid for Mental Health

SCQF Level 5

Learning Outcomes

This course will essentially cover everything in our awareness course with addition to understanding the impact of substance abuse. Candidates will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

After this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Define mental health
  2. Understand the stigma surrounding mental health
  3. Identify factors that can affect a persons mental health
  4. Understand the role of a first aider for mental health
  5. 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
  6. Identify signs of stress and how to manage these
  7. Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions; Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Suicide, Self Harm
  8. Understand the impact of substance abuse
  9. Carry out the first aid action plan for mental health
  10. Implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Assessment

This course is assessed through a written assessment and a practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health. Candidates will need to pass both of these aspects to achieve the qualification.

Additional Courses

We also offer

  1. Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (4 Hours duration); and
  2. Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (2 days duration).

 

Contact us:

If you’d like to enquire about any of these courses, or any of our other fully accredited training, please contact us on t: +44 (0)141 244 0181 or e: info@amalgamate-safety.com

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Our Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course is suitable for everyone. It provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of suspected mental health conditions, the skills to start a supportive conversation and when/how to signpost a person towards professional help.

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Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Our Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course will essentially cover the content from the First Aid for Mental Health course in addition to being able to describe the support and therapy provided by professional health care providers as well as describe the characteristics, including signs and/or symptoms, of various mental health conditions.

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