Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

SKU: gen2-c-026-1-1

Course Aim

This course aims are to provide learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to 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

1 day.

Target Group

This qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over. Learners should hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent.

The course covers the principles of first aid For mental health  and is targeted at all managers, supervisors and employee representatives at any level, so they have sufficient knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help and implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Assessment

There is a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health, which the learner must successfully pass to be awarded the qualification.

Qualification Gained

Level 2 Award in 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.
  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions
  • 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.

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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