Understanding First Aid for Mental Health

Next dates:
27/01/2022
Course level:
SCQF Level 5
Price:
£130.00

Understanding First Aid for Mental Health

  Understanding First Aid for Mental Health SCQF Level 5

Qualification Details
This 1 day award gives a great induction training in the understanding of first aid for mental health in the workplace, for everyone who wants to learn about the benefits of mental health first aid and about common mental health conditions and the available support. This award has one unit called ‘First Aid for Mental Health Essentials’.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain a mental health background to gain employment or to progress within their current employment.

The unit 7 learning outcomes as follows:

1 . Understand the role of the first aider in Mental Health in the workplace
– Identify the meaning of the term ‘Mental Health’ and ‘first aid for mental health’ in the workplace
– Identify how actions of others can negatively affect individuals with a Mental Health condition
– Identify basic risk factors that affect Mental Health
– Understand the aims of first aid in Mental Health

2. Know how to provide practical support in Mental Health
– Identify common sources of information on Mental Health issues
– Identify possible positive responses that can be made to support an individual with a Mental Health condition
– Be able to identify when to contact the emergency services for a person suffering from a suspected Mental Health condition
– Identify legislation associated with Mental Health in the workplace

3. Understand a range of the most common Mental Health conditions
Identify the main signs and/or symptoms associated with the main types of mental health conditions as follows:
AnxietyMental Health
Depression
Eating disorders
Psychosis
Self-harm
Suicide

4. Know the recognition signs of stress and how to manage it
– Identify signs of stress
– Identify contributory factors of work-related stress
– Identify basic personal management techniques for stress relief

5. Understand how substance abuse can impact on Mental Health
– Identify the effects of alcohol and drugs abuse can have on a person’s Mental Health
– Be able to recognise how alcohol and drugs abuse can affect a person’s lifestyle and employment

6. Understand how to put an action plan for Mental Health in place within the workplace
– Identify key features within a first aid for Mental Health action plan in the workplace
– Understand how to apply an action plan for Mental Health in the workplace
– Identify appropriate coping strategies to assist individuals who are demonstrating symptoms of mental ill-health in the workplace

7. Know how to implement a positive culture for Mental Health in the workplace
– Identify how employers can promote a positive culture for Mental Health in the workplace
– Identify how employees can promote a positive culture for Mental Health in the workplace
– Give examples of best practice in introducing a positive culture for Mental Health in the workplace

The qualification is assessed with a multiple choice question paper.

After successful completion of this course the candidate will gain a SafeCert Level 5 Understanding First Aid for Mental Health

Certificates are valid for 3 years

PLEASE NOTE

Age – Candidates must be 14 years and above.
These qualifications are available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards.
There are no formal requirements for entry to these qualifications.

This course is offered to the general public which is subject to sufficient required numbers and a decision will be taken 7 days prior to the course start date.

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