First Aid For Mental Health

Learn to recognise and respond to Mental Health issues 29-30/06/24


The qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, start
a supportive conversation, and know when and how to signpost someone to professional help. you  will learn how to
recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
You will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put the plan in place, and understand how
to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
You  will be able to identify when a person may have a suspected mental health condition, offer reassurance and
support, and know where they can go to get help.
This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).
FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation and the qualification sits on the
Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health and a
written assessment. Learners must pass both assessments to be awarded the qualification.
There is no grading of the assessment, learners pass or are referred.
Practical assessment
A scenario is set recreating a real-life situation as far as possible to enable a learner to demonstrate the application
of the first aid action plan for mental health.
Written assessment
The learner must pass a written assessment.

29-30 /06/2024 09.30-16.30


This includes 2 day training course at Cabragh lodge, lunch on both days,  course material, access to an eBook on mental health and level 5  First Aid for Mental Health regulated by Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) and  level 2 certificate regulated by UK OFQual. This follows successful completion of  the course and a short written assessment on the 30/06