This Level 1 Award in First Aid Mental Health ½-Day course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.
A minimum of 4 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the Level 1 Award in Mental Health First Aid course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 2 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.
Syllabus A range of First aID Mental Health related subjects are covered including:
• What is mental health first aid?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Mental health conditions Numbers
A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).
A Level 1 Award in First Aid Mental Health Awareness will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.