Courses

Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (1/2 Day) ONSITE OR DISTANCE LEARNING

About This Course

This course provides 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 not diagnose or treat mental health conditions but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

No previous First Aid experience is necessary though a minimum Level 1 in literacy is recommended. The qualification does not have an expiry date. Minimum four contact hours with a written assessment paper.

What You Will Learn

Definition of Mental Health

Understand Stigma surrounding Mental Health

Identify factors affecting Mental Health

Understand role of a First Aider for Mental Health

Outline advice

Know when to contact the EMS

Identify signs of stress

Management of stress

Management of stress

Identify signs &/or symptoms of:

Depression

Anxiety

Psychosis

Eating Disorders

Suicide

Self-harm