Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

This two day course 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.

Learning Outcomes/Assessment Criteria:

1. Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health

1.1 Define mental health

1.2 Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health

1.3 Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health

1.4 Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health

2. Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition

2.1 Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition

2.2 Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress

3.1 Identify signs of stress

3.2 State how stress can be managed

4. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

4.1 State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health

5. Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

5.1 Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health

6. Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

6.1 State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace

6.2 Describe how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

7. Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers

7.1 Describe the characteristics, including signs and/or symptoms, of each of the following mental health conditions:
• Depression • Anxiety • PTSD • Self-harm • Suicide • Eating disorders • Personality disorders • Bipolar • Psychosis • Schizophrenia

7.2 Describe the support & therapy provided by professional healthcare providers for the following mental health conditions:
• Depression • Anxiety • PTSD • Self-harm • Suicide • Eating disorders • Personality disorders • Bipolar • Psychosis • Schizophrenia

 

Cost: £250+VAT per person




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