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Supervising Mental Health First Aid - (Level 3 RQF/Level 6 SCQF)

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The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but would be particularly useful for anyone who holds a supervisory/managerial level position and who has responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.

This course builds on the Level 2/5 Award in First Aid for Mental Health and covers a wider range of mental health conditions. There is further detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition.

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 Syllabus

  • 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
  • How to influence a mentally positive culture in the workplace
  • Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers (Depression, PTSD, Suicide, Personality Disorders, Psychosis, Anxiety, Self-harm, Eating disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia)


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. 60 minutes) or if you are completing the course in person it will take place on the last day of your training.


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

  • RQF Level 3 Award: FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
  • SCQF Level 6 Award: Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6

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

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In-house Group Training Costs: £2450

Course Duration

The course needs to be completed within two weeks from the agreed start date.
On-line Tutor led session via Zoom: 7.5 hours + self-study (min 8 hrs)
Face to face on-site: two days (one or two weeks apart)

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.