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Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Key Qualification Facts

As a Training Organisation, The Training and Recruitment House is accredited by TQUK/HABC/FAA. This course leads to certification in the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF).

Qualification number: 603/3769/2
Learning aim reference: 60337692
Credit value: 1
Assessment method: The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health.

Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Guided learning hours (GLH): 7 GLH
Total qualification time (TQT): 7

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 info@thetrainingandrecruitmenthouse.co.uk

Course Cost

This course costs £60 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 condition

  • Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm

5. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

  • State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health

6. Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health

7. Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

  • State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Progression

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.