Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
FAA Level 3 Award
We have long understood the need for trained first aiders when it comes to our physical health, but it is just as important to have someone trained to provide that initial support to someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
As awareness of mental health needs rises, many organisations have provided various pieces of training to help support employees. But do you have a mental health first aid procedure in place to help support your staff when they need it most?
Our FAA level qualification is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to help people raise awareness of mental health in the workplace.
It will help you create a first aid mental health action plan to help promote a culture that fosters positive mental health and provide staff with a clear understanding of what support is available.
The Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course takes place in two one day sessions which can be delivered over successive days or spread over up to six weeks. Alternatively it can be split into four half-day sessions. Please contact us for further details.
Awards in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are recognised academic and vocational qualifications in England and Northern Ireland. Your trainer, Lou O'Connell MBE, is a qualified mental health nurse who worked in the NHS, following a 22-year career in the British Army.
This 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.
What will I learn?
Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health
Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition
Know how to recognise and manage stress
Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers
Who should attend?
Employees who will be responsible for mental health first aid within the workplace. They will learn how to recognise mental health conditions, enter into conversations and be supportive and where to refer people for further assistance.
You will be able to draft the first aid action plan and implement this to generate a culture of wellbeing.
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