Course price:
£175 plus vat
Event location:
Free parking is available at the venue

Course Information

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health  

The Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course is available either at your place of work over 2 days of your choosing or at any of our training venues.

The course will equip you with the necessary skills to understand and recognise signs of mental ill-health, the confidence to support and reassure a person in distress, and the knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support.

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for all individuals within a workplace but is primarily aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.

What will delegates get from the course

On completion of the course, you will receive an FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (Level 3 RQF) accredited certificate.

The course will qualify you as a Supervising First Aider for Mental Health, giving you:

A thorough understanding of mental health and mental illness:

  • How to provide advice and support for a person presenting a mental health condition
  • How to recognise a range of mental health conditions
  • The first aid for the mental health action plan and how to utilise it
  • The impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • How to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Understanding a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by healthcare professionals.

Course Content

The Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Adult (2-day practical RQF 3) Course covers the following subjects:

Day 1:
  • What is the first aid for mental health
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First aid action plan for mental health
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Day 2:
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
Course Duration

This course runs over 12 hours spread over at least 2 days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you require, and also providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment at the end of each day and also a practical scenario on the second day.


Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to re-qualify for a further three years.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

Cost & Booking

The cost of this course is £175 plus vat per delegate and includes a manual and certification.

If you would like this course run at your venue for a group of 8 delegates or more please contact info@southwesthealthandsafety.com with details of your requirements and we will make it happen. 

For all other bookings please contact us via our contact form.


Kyle James Sinclair, Supervising First Aid for Mental Health delegate

"Mental Health in the workplace - Course provided is very informative and a big eye opener. It definitely provides skills to take back to the workplace and also to personal lives and has changed the way I think of Mental health. Would highly recommend"

Tom Whopples, Supervising First Aid for Mental Health delegate

"I did a Mental Health first aid at work course and I found it very informative and interesting. I plan on attending more courses with this company."

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Dates

Andover: 07 - 08 December 2020

Andover: 02 - 03 February 2021

Book a Course

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Andover: 12 Oct £175
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Andover: 07 Dec £175
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Course Benefits

There are many benefits to taking your health and safety training with Southwest Training and Consultancy.

Build knowledge

We want you to leave our course with the knowledge and confidence to be able to put your new-found skills and ideas into practice within your organisation.


Our fully approved and accredited courses are continually revised and updated to reflect the latest legislation and best practice guidance from the HSE.


We will provide you training that is engaging by reducing the negative perception of health and safety. No more ‘death by PowerPoint’ All our courses are designed to allow you to fully engage during your time with us.

Book this course today!

Our mission is to keep you and your business safe by improving your health and safety knowledge through training.

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Unit 2h, Fitz Gilbert Court, Castledown Business Park, Ludgershall, Andover, Wiltshire, SP119FA

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