Leading First Aid for Mental Health

Leading First Aid for Mental Health

Course Info

Course Duration: 2 days
Attendees: 1-16
Pre-requisites: None

Intended For

Those acting as First Aiders for Mental Health within the workplace

Certification

Advance Training Certification
SCQF L5 - Leading First Aid for Mental Health

Refresher Period

3 Yearly

Recommended Progression

None

Course Aims

This 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.

Course Summary

  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers

Available Dates

  1. Tue, 24th Jan 2023 at 8:30am
    2 Thursdays day release

Location

10 Caputhall Road, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8AS