FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
First Aid for Mental Health
This course is delivered over three differing levels, no prior First aid qualifications are require. A maximum of 12 learners per course.
First Aid for Mental Health is a training program that teaches members of the public how to help a person developing a mental health problem (including a substance use problem), experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Like traditional first aid, First Aid for Mental Health does not teach people to treat or diagnose mental health or substance use conditions. Instead, the training teaches people how to offer initial support until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.
Syllabus (this course can be offered at L1 half day, L2 full day and L3 two day.)
A range of subjects are covered including:
Identifying mental health conditions, providing advice and starting a conversation, stress, mental health conditions, drugs and alcohol, First Aid for Mental Health action plan, First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace, depression, Post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Anxiety.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to qualify.
• FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health.(3Hrs).
• FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health.(6Hrs).
• FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health L3 (12Hrs over two days).