Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

SKU: gen2-c-026-1

Course Aim

This course aims are to provide learners with the knowledge to recognise a 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. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Course Duration

2 days.

Target Group

This qualification is available to learners aged 16 or over. Learners should hold a minimum of level 2 in literacy or equivalent and possess the personal robustness to manage potentially life threatening and harrowing situations.

The course covers the principles of first aid for mental health and is targeted at learners who will supervise the mental health first aid provision within their workplace or conduct the role of a First Aider for Mental Health, so they will have sufficient knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help, implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace and understand the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers.

Assessment

There are two written assessment papers and a practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health which the learner must successfully pass all parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.

Qualification Gained

Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

At the end of this course the learner will :

  • 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 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.

This course can be delivered from any of the following Gen2 Training Centres:

  • Gen2 Lillyhall Centre
  • Gen2 Carlisle Centre
  • Gen2 Furness Centre

 

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