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Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health
Duration Various
Cost £TBC +VAT
Certificate A Plus / Qualsafe
Lunch Provided Yes

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognize a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health. .

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Who Should Attend

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health 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 Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions State signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions Depression Anxiety Psychosis Eating disorders Suicide Self-harm

Who Should Attend

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.

Learning Outcomes

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health 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 Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions State signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions Depression Anxiety Psychosis Eating disorders Suicide Self-harm

Module 1 – Introduction
Module content: Trainer/assessor introduction

Learner introductions Course information

Administration
Learning outcomes
Assessment criteria
Reasonable adjustments
Certification
Complaints and appeals
Assessment information
Module duration: 15 minutes

Module 2 – What is first aid for mental health?
Module content: Definitions

Role and responsibilities of a First Aider
The impact of mental health issues Mental health stigma Statistics
Module duration: 25 minutes

Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions
Module content: Mental health continuum

Mental health risk factors
Early warning signs
Module duration: 25 minutes

Module 4 – Providing advice and starting a conversation
Module content: How to start a difficult conversation

Non-judgemental listening skills When to contact the emergency services The First Aider’s own health and emotions
Module duration: 40 minutes

Module 5 – Stress
Module content:

What is stress?
Causes of stress
Effects of stress
Coping strategies
Module duration: 25 minutes

Module 6 – Mental health conditions
Module content:

Depression
Anxiety
Psychosis
Eating disorders
Suicide
Self-harm
Module duration: 70 minutes

Module 7 – Assessment and course closure
Module content: Written assessment paper

Course administration
Course closure
Module duration: 50 minutes

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