This two-day Level 3 Award In Supervising First Aid For Mental Health (RQF) 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 but is aimed at Trainer/Assessors and/or supervisor level within the workplace.
Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace.
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the Level 3 Award In Supervising First Aid For Mental Health (RQF) course should be run over two consecutive days, but must be completed within 6 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.
A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including: • What is First Aid for Mental Health? • Suicide • Identifying mental health conditions • Eating disorders • Providing advice and starting a conversation • Personality disorders • Stress • Bipolar disorder • Mental health conditions • Psychosis • Drugs and alcohol • Schizophrenia • First Aid for Mental Health action plan • Anxiety • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace • Depression • Post-traumatic stress disorder • Self-harm
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 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Certificate will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.