Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

2 Day (14hrs) Course

This 14 hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health
conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare
professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they
can go to get help.

This is an in depth course giving a deeper level of understanding of various Mental Health issues and can benefit any organisation.

This course is aimed at managers and policy makers responsible for directing the culture of an organisation.

*This course is an excellent partner to our Level 3 Safeguarding Award - also aimed at policy leads.

Course Specification

This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals.
It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.

minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Self-harm
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health conditions
  • Personality disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Bipolar disorder
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Psychosis
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

A Level 3 Award in Supervising 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

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.

Coming Soon

Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health - Distance Learning

We're just awaiting approval of our Level 3 distance learning course - if you'd like to be notified when we put up dates please join or mailing list - link in the sidebar!

Cost from £90 pp
Private Course for your Organisation

Level 3 First Aid for Mental Health

The most common way we run this - bespoke to your own organisation, based on your structure and area of operation.

Cost is based on 10 attendees at your premises.

Total Course Cost from £1200

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