Mental Health Awareness


Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Our 2-day mental health course qualifies delegates as Mental Health First Aiders. The aim is to offer a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors affect this. We will offer practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness and ensuring you have the confidence to support those who need assistance.

1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from a mental health illness at any one time. As a result, it has become one of the main reasons for staff absence. Stress, anxiety and depression is the most common illness and is often caused by challenging life events or work.

Fortunately, the majority of mental health conditions are mild and can be treated by a GP. But, as employers, we have a duty of care and must protect the welfare of our employees.

Please note, the course covers the following sensitive topics; stress, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol misuse, PTSD, self-harm, suicide, eating disorder, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis and schizophrenia.

First Aid for Mental and Physical Health

The day will consist of 2 parts a morning and afternoon session.

The morning session is a Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. This qualification will provide 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. It will also allow learners to understand how to recognise and manage stress.

The afternoon session is a Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Learners will be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally and a casualty who is not breathing normally. Learner’s will know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator and be able to safely use one.

Learner’s will receive 2 certificates lasting 3 years from the date of achievement

Please find our Mental Health Awareness Course dates below.

 

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