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Mental Health First Aid

Looking to take a proactive approach to dealing with mental health issues in the workplace? Want your staff to know how to identify the common symptoms and learn how to act upon them?

Employers are being encouraged to consider the mental and emotional wellbeing of their employees as a matter of priority particularly now, when the subject is currently being debated in Parliament following a recent motion calling for statutory legislation to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health within the workplace.

This one-day course is suitable for everyone although is focused on helping employers to provide a positive mental health culture and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions. Those 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 difficulty. It also provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture within the workplace.

The course covers the following topics;

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions.
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation.
  • The effects of Drugs and alcohol.
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan.
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace.

The course is delivered using a range of methods / resources and on completion of assessment participants will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health.

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