2 Day Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Course


20 - 21 May 2024


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Rochdale Occupational Health Service
Nuffield House, College Road, Rochdale, OL12 6AE
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Rochdale Occupational Health - 2 Day First Aid Mental Health Course

A trained Mental Health First Aider in your workplace can start productive conversations about mental health, be a role model for how to manage mental health, promote a greater understanding of the importance of mental health, and play a significant part in ending stigma and discrimination around mental health in the workplace.

Upon completing the course, students will become certified mental health first aiders in the workplace and can help colleagues with a mental health issue, receive the support they need to recover or manage their symptoms. Both public courses and workplace training are available.

Aims & Objectives

This 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide 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. Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Course Content

Day 1Day 2
What is first aid for mental health?
Identifying mental health conditions
Providing advice and starting a conversation
Drugs and alcohol
First aid action plan for mental health – including practical assessment
Mental health in the workplace
Written assessment – Paper 1
Day 1 recap
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Eating disorders
Personality disorders
Bipolar disorder
Written Assessment – Paper 2
Course Closure

Learning Outcomes – Level 3 Mental Health Course

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • 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 suspected 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

Assessment & Certification

The qualification is assessed through two written assessment papers and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners must successfully pass all parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Cost of Training

The cost of training is £195.00 + vat per person. Block bookings are available upon request.

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