This Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health is suitable for everyone. It provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition, the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help. All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.
We already know that anyone can be affected by a mental health condition at any stage of their life, either themselves, a family member, friend or colleague can be affected. Mental health conditions are often more difficult to spot than physical health conditions because of the “dreadful stigmas” attached to them and the ways in which they can be masked by the individual. Many people affected by mental health conditions are not comfortable talking about them, they are aware of the issues they have but very often see no way out of the situation they find themselves in or worse don’t know where or how to seek help.
Friends, family members and peers often feel helpless and ill equipped to deal with a colleague or loved one with a mental health condition. However, it doesn’t have to be like that!!
With careful understanding, appropriate intervention, help, guidance and signposting these individuals can get better in themselves.
The Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course will cover a range of subject including:
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Identifying mental health conditions
- Providing advice and starting a conversation
Every course we provide at First Safety Training (Cambridge) are all industry recognised courses, delivered by individuals that have had experience in this medical field. Our courses are all certified by our sponsoring body (NUCO) who ensure that we, as a training provider, are teaching the very latest protocols and disseminating the most up to date information to our clients and candidates.
We pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible in meeting the requirements of our clients and candidates and can carry out training at your organisation or workplace to suit you. We are currently booking First Aid for Mental Health face to face courses for schools and will start distance learning /teaching for this subject from Jan 2021. For more details please Contact Us with your requirements and we will endeavour to help.
We look forward to seeing you on one of our Mental Health First Aid training courses.