Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health - FAA Level 1 (RQF)

  • Max Persons: 16
  • Duration: 4 hours

This 4-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

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.

All learners will receive a First Aid for Mental Health Awareness Book. A 24-page manual containing comprehensive guidance on First Aid for Mental Health Awareness and serves as an ideal post-course reference book. Clear and easy to understand guidance. Fully illustrated in a high-quality manual.

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
  • Identify factors that can a?ect 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 is assessed through a written assessment paper which the learner must successfully pass to be awarded the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Successful learners will be awarded the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health.

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.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to the FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health or the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and the qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

The price of £595 + VAT would include certification and course manuals for 10 people. Anything more than 10 would incur additional fees of £20 + VAT per person.

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The price of £595 + VAT would include certification and course manuals for 10 people. Anything more than 10 would incur additional fees of £20 + VAT per person.

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