First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2)

Start your learning journey in Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

Here’s an overview of all our First Aid for Mental Health Courses

How will I benefit from this qualification?

This online 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 in the workplace.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • What mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for Mental Health
  • How to provide support and start a conversation with someone experiencing poor mental health
  • How to recognise and manage stress
  • How to recognise a range of mental health conditions and behaviours
  • The impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • The First Aid Action Plan for mental health and how to put this into practice
  • How to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

During the 3-week period you will cover:

 

Module 1 – An introduction to the Qualification

Module 2 – What is First Aid for Mental Health?

Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions and early signs

Module 4 – Providing support and starting a conversation

Module 5 – Stress

 

    • 1.5-hour group or 1-to-1 live online Zoom guided learning session

 

Module 6 – The following mental health conditions and behaviours – depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide and self-harm

Module 7 – Drugs and alcohol

Module 8 – First Aid Action Plan for mental health

Module 9 – Mental health in the workplace

 

    • 1.5-hour group or 1-to-1 live online Zoom guided learning session

 

1-to-1 assessment conducted online via Zoom which takes up to 40 minutes

 

What are the entry requirements?

 

The minimum age is 14 years or over. This distance learning qualification requires a level of unsupervised learning and literacy skills be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.

How long does it take?

3

Weeks to Complete

3

Hours of Guided Learning via Zoom, either in groups or individually

6

Hours (minimum) of Self-Study

What resources will I have access to?

 

You will benefit from

 

  1. Access to our user-friendly, interactive online learning system
  2. Lots of additional content that complements the qualifications with supplementary resources, links for further reading, lots of signposting information, a discussion forum and more!
  3. Live online Zoom sessions with a qualified facilitator
  4. A First Aid for Mental Health manual to refer to whenever you need it
  5. A digital certificate from an educational awarding body
  6. Lifetime access to a large digital library of updated resources

What does the assessment involve?

 

To be awarded the qualification you must successfully pass a verbal professional discussion assessment conducted conducted online via Zoom which takes around 40 minutes. The assessment paper is a mix of multiple choice questions and open questions with short answers.

What qualification will I receive?

 

You can choose to receive either:

 

  • FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) – applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5 – applies to Scotland

 

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.

Invest in up to 12 team members in-house

Only £1500 + VAT per course

 

If you are a small non-profit or micro business in the UK, we are particularly keen to work with you. Have a chat with us about your budget and potential discounts.

 

Invest in an individual place

Only £300 + VAT per person

 

Individual learners have 4 weeks from the date of purchase to contact us and arrange 2 x 1.5 hour LIVE Zoom guided learning sessions and a 45-minute assessment. The sessions and assessment need to be scheduled within a 3-week period.