Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

4hr (half-day) Course

Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

We recommend that all staff in an organisation attend at least this course*

All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.

*this course makes an excellent companion to the 4hr L1 Safeguarding Awareness Course

Course Specification

This ½-Day course is 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.

Duration
A minimum of 4 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 2 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

Syllabus
A range of First Aid for Mental Health related 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

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 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful  assessment. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.

How to book a course

We run several types of course:

New! - Distance learning

Find out more details HERE

Physical Face to face courses:

Open: We run several open courses per year which are suitable for single participants to attend. Dates & venues for these courses are detailed below.

Private: Exclusive to you with the course delivered at your premises. Mental Health NW calculate our courses based on 10 attendees, but more places can be available. Please use the contact form to discuss your requirements.

Hosted: Exclusive to you - we'll take care of everything at a fabulous venue here in the Lake District - the ideal opportunity for some quality team time, a chance to maybe bond a team together, to get some added value and combine a course with one of our wonderful Wellness Walks. Please use the contact form to discuss your requirements.

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Distance Learning Course

This course starts on Monday 1st March with an interactive 2hr webinar. Learners then have  4 days to complete approx. 3-4 hrs home learning before a final 1 hour session (inc Q&A) and an optional assessment on Fri 5th March.

Cost from £30 pp
Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Distance learning course

This courses starts on Monday 16th March with an interactive 2 hr webinar. Learners then have 4 days to complete approx. 3-4 hrs home learning before a final 1 hr session (inc Q&A) and an optional assessment on Fri 19th March

Cost from £30pp
Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

Distance Learning Course

This course starts on Monday 12th April with an interactive 2hr webinar. Learners then have 4 days to compete approx 3-4hrs home learning before a final 1 hr session (inc Q&A) and an optional assessment on Fri 16th April.

Cost from £30 pp

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