First Aid For Mental Health

Level 1

Awareness Of Mental Health - Level 1

Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition, either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague. This 4-hour course is suitable for everyone and provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

Qualification Outcomes

The learner will:

  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and 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
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress
  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

Assessment and Certifications

The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question paper. Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. This qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further 3 years.