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First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Mental Health
Duration 1 Day
Cost £125 +VAT
Certificate A Plus / Nuco
Lunch Provided Yes

This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

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Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

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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 – Drugs and alcohol

Module content:

  • What is substance misuse?
  • Alcohol misuse
  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on mental health
  • First aid for drug and alcohol misuse
  • Treatments and signposting for drugs and alcohol

Module duration: 15 minutes

Module 8 – First aid action plan for mental health

Module content:

  • Check for significant risk of suicide or harm
  • Apply non-judgemental communication skills
  • Reassure and provide information
  • Encourage professional support and self-help strategies
  • Practical assessment – First Aid Action Plan for Mental Health

Module duration: 60 minutes

Module 9 – Mental health in the workplace

Module content:

  • Developing a clearer picture of mental health in the workplace Factors affecting mental health in the workplace Building a mentally healthy workplace The five steps to mental wellbeing

Module duration: 35 minutes

Module 10 – Assessment and course closure

Module content: Written assessment paper

  • Course administration Course closure

Module duration: 50 minutes

06 May

First Aid for Mental Health 06/05/2020

06/05/2020 - 08:30 A Plus Safety & Training Services Ltd Stratton Park House Wanborough Road Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4HG £125.00 +VAT 14 Qty Available First Aid, First Aid For Mental Health
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01 July

First Aid for Mental Health 01/07/2020

01/07/2020 - 08:30 A Plus Safety & Training Services Ltd Stratton Park House Wanborough Road Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4HG £125.00 +VAT 14 Qty Available First Aid, First Aid For Mental Health
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06 May

First Aid for Mental Health 06/05/2020

06/05/2020 - 08:30 A Plus Safety & Training Services Ltd Stratton Park House Wanborough Road Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4HG £125.00 +VAT 14 Qty Available First Aid, First Aid For Mental Health
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01 July

First Aid for Mental Health 01/07/2020

01/07/2020 - 08:30 A Plus Safety & Training Services Ltd Stratton Park House Wanborough Road Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4HG £125.00 +VAT 14 Qty Available First Aid, First Aid For Mental Health
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