Level Two Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

This one day course provides 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. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know 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.

The key learning outcomes, and assessment criteria of the qualification are:

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 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. Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

4.1 Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Psychosis
• Eating disorders
• Suicide
• Self-harm

5. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Cost: £150+VAT per person

 




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