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Mental Health First Aid

Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6

SM
Skill level

Every MHFA course is delivered by a quality assured instructor who has completed Instructor Training programme and is certified to deliver the course.

The MHFA course takes 12 hours to complete. It can be presented in a range of formats to suit different groups. The course must be presented by a qualified MHFA instructor and quality is continuously monitoredby NUCO.

The course can be presented in the following formats:

  • 2 full days
  • 4 half days

The following is a brief outline of what is covered on the course:

  • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider
  • attitudes to mental health issues
  • equalities
  • the recovery message
  • the impact of alcohol and drugs on mental health
  • introduction to suicide intervention
  • listening skills
  • understanding depression
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing depression
  • understanding anxiety
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing anxiety
  • understanding psychosis
  • how to offer first aid to someone experiencing a psychotic episode.

The course does not train people to be mental health workers. It offers basic general information about mental health problems. The knowledge presented and understanding developed in the course helps to remove stigma and fear and to give confidence in approaching a person in distress.

Mental Health First Aid is an initial response to distress and all participants on the course understand that this help is given only until other suitable or professional help can be found

Duration
12 hrs
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
09:00
Start location
Fife

£ 200.00 

Course dates on application

£ 200.00 

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Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5

SM
Skill level

Our Award in First Aid for Mental Health delivers a minimum of 6 hours of classroom based theory and practical instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 12 delegates. This one day course is aimed at providing delegates with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation, reduce stigma and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Delegates will learn how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Delegates will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions, as this can only be carried out by a health care profession, but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person many have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

The contents are

  • Defining mental health
  • Understand the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors that can affect a person's mental health
  • Understand the role of a first aider for mental health
  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • Know when to contact emergency services
  • Identify signs of stress and how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide and self harm.
  • Effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person's mental health
  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health
  • Key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • How to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace
Duration
6 hrs
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
09:00
Start location
Fife

£ 150.00 

Course dates on application

£ 150.00 

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Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4

SM
Skill level

Our Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours of classroom based theory and practical instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 16 delegates. This half day course is aimed at providing delegates with the knowledge and skills to start a supportive conversation, reduce stigma and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.

Delegates must be at least 14 years old to attend this course and it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy, or equivalent due to the multiple choice examination at the end of the course.

Those who achieve this qualification could progress onto the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health, or the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

The course content is as follows

  • Defining mental health
  • Understand the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors that can affect a person's mental health
  • Understand the role of a first aider for mental health
  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • Know when to contact emergency services
  • Identify signs of stress
  • State how stress can be managed
  • Identify signs and symptoms for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide and self harm.
Duration
4 hrs
Distance
Group size
12
Start time
09:00
Start location
Fife

£ 90.00 

Course dates on application

£ 90.00 

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