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Mental Health First Aid Training

We are delighted to announce that from the April 2019 we will be offering Mental Health First Aid training with dates to be announced in due course.

Did you know?

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a some kind of mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. It has been shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing and being at their best. Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.

This is why it is important that you as a business attend the Mental First Aid at Work course to gain valuable skills in spotting signs and symptoms of your employees and to sign post help as required.

What will you learn on this course?

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health

1.1 Define mental health
1.2 Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health
1.3 Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
1.4 Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health2.

Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition

2.1 Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected
mental health condition
2.2 Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
3. Know how to recognise and manage stress 3.1 Identify signs of stress
3.2 State how stress can be managed

Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

4.1 Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Psychosis
• Eating disorders
• Suicide
• Self-harm

Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

5.1 State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health

Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

6.1 Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health

Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

7.1 State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
7.2 Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace 

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January 19, 2019

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