Courses

First Aid for Mental Health (1 Day)

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. 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. 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 six 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

Identify signs &/or symptoms of:

Depression

Anxiety

Psychosis

Eating Disorders

Suicide

Self-harm

Understand the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on Mental Health

Understand the first aid action plan for Mental Health and be able to put in place

How to implement a positive Mental Health culture in he workplace