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First Aid for Mental Health Courses

QA Level 3 Award in - Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) - 2 day Training Course

This 2-Day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. It covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support.

The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support. What’s more, candidates will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health within their workplace, making it an ideal qualification for mental health champions/first aiders, human resources, managers, supervisors and team leaders.

Course Content

1. Understanding mental health and its importance
2. The roles and responsibilities for mental health in the workplace
3. Importance of own wellbeing as a mental health first aider
4. Common mental health conditions, including:

  • Characteristics and features
  • Work-related stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar
  • Self-harm
  • Psychosis
  • Suicide

5. Promoting positive mental health first aid in the workplace

  • Best practice for employers
  • Mental health first aid at work action plan
  • Appropriate coping strategies

6. How employers can provide support to employees in the

  • workplace
  • Assisting those off work or returning to work

7. Procedures to support employees who are off work whilst experiencing poor mental health
8. Types of support available both locally and nationally

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