Award in Mental Health First Aid 

LEVEL 2

This 1-Day course covers the content of the Level 2 course (A ½-Day course aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help) but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

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Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?

  • Identifying mental health conditions

  • Providing advice and starting a conversation

  • Stress

  • Mental health conditions

  • Drugs and alcohol

  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan

  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Duration

A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

Assessment

Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. Assessment A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice). Certification A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three 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 three years.

Location

We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. With qualified lead instructors based throughout the UK, First Perception are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements,

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