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First Aid for Mental Health – Level 2

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. Successful learners completing this qualification will become a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ and be able to utilise the skills and knowledge gained within their workplace and private life.

This 6-hour qualification 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 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.

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.

Those wishing to be a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ for young people should look to undertake the ‘FAA Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health’.

Detailed information can be found in the Qualification Specification including the qualification structure and codes, entry requirements, qualification delivery, certification, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria and assessment information.

 

Certification

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years

 

Assessment

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

 

Prerequisites

Entry requirements The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

 

To book your place please email samuel.marsh@haltonchamber.co.uk or BID@haltonchamber.co.uk If you would like to book over the phone please call us on 0333 358 3573. Thank you.

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

Samuel Marsh
Phone
0333 358 3573
Email
samuel.marsh@haltonchamber.co.uk

Venue

Castlefield’s Community Centre, WA7 2ST
Village Square Castlefields Runcorn WA7 2ST + Google Map
Phone
0151 511 8529