First Aid in
Health and Social Care
Stress and poor mental health are the leading cause of presenteeism, long term absence and staff churn. Simple interventions such as mental health training have been shown to have a significant positive impact, improving lives and generating up to a nine times return on investment.
This course will provide learners with the ability to recognise and safely support a colleague who is experiencing [di-]stress or a mental health problem. It is suitable for any staff who wish to support others. Once trained, they may be referred to as 'Mental Health First Aiders', 'Mental Health Champions' or 'Mental Health Advocates'.
The course starts by giving learners a thorough understanding of mental health, as well as common causes and the effects that problems can have in the workplace. They will explore ways to develop their own mental resilience, as well as ways to support others to do the same.
Learners will also learn how to recognise the early warning signs of [di-]stress and mental health problems. They will learn ways to safely support someone, developing their skills through scenario based role-play.
Finally, learners will explore ways that they can help to build an open and positive mental health culture in their workplace, where everyone can thrive and perform at their best.
Introduction to Mental Health:
• Well-being and mental health
• Mental health definitions
• The prevalence of mental health problems
• Common causes of mental health problems
• The cost of poor mental health
• The mental health continuum
• Substance use and mental health
• Building individual mental resilience
• Developing a mentally healthier culture
Recognising Mental Health Problems:
• Eating disorders
Supporting People with a Mental Health Problem:
• The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
• Applying the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
We're currently supporting organisations affected by COVID-19 with 40% off* all courses.
for up to 16 learners
This 6 hour course can be delivered face-to-face to groups of up to 16 people. It will be delivered at your venue by a Paramedic educator who has a special interest in mental health.
It can be delivered in 2 separate half day sessions, on different days, in the evenings or even at weekends!
Each learner will recieve a comprehensive book, as well as a lanyard and badge to identify them as an advocate for mental health.
• External venue*
• Delivered in 1/2 day sessions**
• Non-consecutive days
* charged at cost price
** may attract an additional fee
Learners must be at least 14 years old and complete the course within 3 weeks.
This option attracts an additional Qualification Fee of £7.80 per learner.
If the assessment is taken following the eLearning format of this course, there will also be an additional Assessment Fee of £40 per learner.
for up to 16 learners
This course is available in a blended learning format for groups of up to 16 people. It consists of 3 hours of eLearning followed by a half day face-to-face or webinar session.
Please see the relevant format boxes for more information about each part.
This course is available as eLearning for both groups and individuals.
Elearning provides efficiency and flexibility, allowing learners to complete the course at a time, place and pace that suits them. It's accessible via computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.
The fully interactive course combines a variety of different activities to stimulate and motivate learners. It can be accessed for one year.
Following successful online assessment, eCertificates are immediately available to download.
If the qualification option is selected, learners will also be assessed via individual video call (Zoom). This option has an additional Assessment Fee - see the 'Qualification' box for further details.
We offer tiered discounts for groups, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We also provide regular progress reports and reminders to individual learners if necessary.
Why book with us?
Everything is 'custom-isable'!
Face-to-face, blended and online options
Designed and delivered by real experts
Evening and weekend sessions available
Interactive, practical and enjoyable
Consistently outstanding feedback
eCertificates, valid for 3 years
Responsive customer service
Great training and great value
20% new customer discount