First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2)

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

How will this course help me?

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 video 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 video guided learning session


1-to-1 video assessment 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?


Weeks to Complete


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


Hours (minimum) of Self-Study

What resources will I have access to?


We provide you with


  1. Access to our user-friendly online learning system. This is where you can track your progress and access all the resources, videos, useful links, quizzes and reflective study elements of the course.
  2. Additional content that complements the qualification with supplementary resources, links for further reading, lots of signposting information, a discussion forum and more!
  3. Live online classes with a qualified facilitator
  4. A First Aid for Mental Health manual
  5. A digital certificate
  6. Lifetime access to a large digital library of resources

What does the assessment involve?


To be awarded the qualification you must successfully pass a verbal professional discussion assessment conducted through video conferencing software 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.

Your investment in this 3-week course is

  • Invest in up to 12 team members in-house

  • £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

  • £300+ VAT per place
  • Individual learners have 3-months 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.