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Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

Key Qualification Facts

As a Training Organisation, The Training and Recruitment House is accredited by TQUK/HABC/IOSH/FAA. This course leads to certification in the FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

Qualification number: 603/3768/0
Learning aim reference: 60337680
Credit value: 1
Assessment method: The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper which the learner must successfully pass to be awarded the qualification.
Guided learning hours (GLH): 4 GLH
Total qualification time (TQT): 5

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.

It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact us to discuss.

How do I book onto the Course?

You can book your place on our Website or Contact us on 02838 39 45 80

You can also email us at

Course Cost

This course costs £40 inclusive of VAT, assessments, books and materials.  Discounts are available for multiple and group bookings.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define mental health
  • Indicate understanding of 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

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

  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress

  • Identify signs of stress
  • State how stress can be managed

4. Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm


  • The qualification does not have an expiry date but keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.