First Aid for Mental Health is a new set of courses for employees, volunteers and individuals. You can choose whether you want the Scottish (SCFQ) or English (RFQ) award.
We deliver online training in-house to your organisation as a group session, or you can book one of our public courses.
Please note that we are currently delivering all of our First Aid for Mental Health courses online.
We offer three different levels of First Aid for Mental Health courses:
Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (Level 1)
Total time: 2-hours guided learning and a minimum of 3-hours self-study over a 2-week period.
This course will provide you with the knowledge to recognise early signs of poor mental health and suspected mental health conditions, and give you the skills to start a conversation surrounding mental health.
Total time: 3-hours guided learning and a minimum of 4-hours self-study over a 3-week period.
This course covers the content of the Level 1 course 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.
Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health (Level 3)
Total time: 6-hours guided learning and a minimum of 8-hours self-study over a 6-week period.
This course covers the content of Level 1 and 2 plus includes a more thorough analysis of a mental health conditions and disorders and examines the support services provided by healthcare professionals.
You may want to book a public course if you don’t have enough delegates for a group course, are out of work, studying or volunteering, or want to fund the training yourself as part of your personal development.