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First Aid for Mental Health - (Level 2 RQF/Level 5 SCQF)

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This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions.

Building on the Level 1/4 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

The course includes how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. You will also 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.

Course Content

  • Provide an overview of what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for Mental Health.
  • Understand how to start a conversation and provide practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition.
  • How to recognise and effectively manage stress.
  • Understand the effects of drugs and alcohol on mental health
  • How to effectively use the First Aid for Mental Health action plan in the workplace
  • How to foster a mentally positive culture in the workplace


To gain the qualification you will need to successfully pass an assessment which consists of multiple-choice questions and open questions. This will take place via Zoom as a one to one with your Tutor (approx. 45 minutes) or if you are completing the course in person it will take place on the day of your training.


Upon successful completion of the course, you can receive either:

  • RQF Level 2 Award: FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
  • SCQF Level 5 Award: Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5

Qualification is valid for three years from the date of completion.

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In-house Group Training Costs: £1550

Course Duration

The course needs to be completed within three weeks from the agreed start date.
On-line Tutor led session via Zoom: 5 hours + self-study (min 4 hrs)
Face to face on-site: one day

Number of Delegates

On-line via Zoom: up to 12 students
Face to face on-site: up to 15 students

Course Resources

  • You will receive a First Aid for Mental Health manual.
  • Further additional information and resources to compliment the learning experience and support self-study.
  • Access to a qualified Tutor to ask questions.
  • Upon successful completion of the Assessment, you will be sent a digital certificate.