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First Aid for Mental Health 

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace and/or to give learners personal growth and engagement in learning, specifically in relation to understanding the principles of first aid for mental health.

A mental health first aider is a nominated person within an organisation who anyone can go to, to assist with a mental health problem. The first aider will help to advise and guide those needing assistance and will have knowledge of how to identify those who are developing mental health issues.


Who is this qualification for?

The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace. The first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill-health but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health. This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment. 

Quotes and schedule given upon enquiry.

Minimum age 16

1/2 day course - The total qualification time for this qualification is 15 hours, with 12 hours recommended as guided learning hours.


Topics covered

This is a knowledge-only qualification that provides underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to the principles of first aid for mental health, recognising mental ill-health in self and others, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to promote a wellness culture in the workplace and the importance of resilience and self-care for first aiders for mental health. 


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examinations, which will be marked by Highfield.