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Awareness First Aid for Mental Health – RQF Level 1 - Ofqual regulated

Duration  – 4 hours

Who is this course is particularly suitable for those who

  • Want to gain a basic understanding of mental health issues
  • Want to be able to recognise and manage stress
  • Want to know how to refer on to professional help

This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation

Signposting & Professional Support

For reference we have added a page with some links to organisations that can provide information and support regarding a number of different types of mental health conditions and related issues.

Assessment and Certification

The qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice question paper. A Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Course Prerequisites

This qualification is for anyone who would like to learn to recognise a range of mental health conditions & signpost for professional help. All candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

On-site and Open Courses

Book an on-site course for up to 12 delegates at your own premises, alternatively book onto one of our open courses. All our course prices include registration, certification and manual.


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