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First Aid for Mental Health – RQF Level 2 – Ofqual regulated

Duration  – 1 days (6 hours)

This course is particularly suitable if you want to

  • Gain a deeper understanding of mental health issues
  • Be able to help build a positive mental health culture
  • Be a point of contact for positive mental health within your organisation
  • Gain an understanding of the effects of drugs and alcohol on mental health

This course is suitable for everyone, but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

Building on the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

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

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor on the day, Learners will be awarded an Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health.

Course Prerequisites

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace mental health first aider.

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.


It is my sincere wish — and hope — that the day will come in the not far distant future — when the protecting arms of Universal Safety will spread out over all industry and reach directly the millions of workers who make industry possible. -Charles M. Schwab, "New Values in Industry," 1929

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