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Mental Health

First Aider

Level 2  |  1 day

" changing and life saving!"

Zoe Rowley, Head Librarian

Independent School


  • Duration:

1 day (6 hours)

  • Format:

Face-to-face or Online

  • Learners:

Maximum 16

  • Qualification:

Level 2 Award

  • Certification:

eCertificates, valid for 3 years

This course is for a group of learners.  Looking for a course for individuals?


This course will give learners the knowledge and confidence to recognise and safely support an adult or young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem.

Learners will also discover ways to build their own mental resilience, as well as ways to contribute to a mentally healthier environment where everyone can thrive.

On successful completion, learners will be qualified as 'Mental Health First Aiders', sometimes also referred to as 'Mental Health Champions' or 'Mental Health Advocates'.

If required, this course can be extended to spend additional time discussing ways to build a healthier environment. Great for Line Managers or HR Professionals who want a 1 day course with more focus on culture change.


This course leads a nationally recognised, regulated qualification, the...


FAA Level 2 Award in

First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

...which means that it's quality assured to OFQUAL standards.

Following successful assessment, learners will receive an eCertificate, which is valid for 3 years. Paper certificates are available on request.

This course is available in the following formats:


  • 6 hours training

  • Delivered at your venue

  • Any day of the week

  • 2 x half day/evening sessions option

  • Delivered by a specialist Paramedic Educator


  • eLearning + 2 hour group webinar

  • Individual Zoom assessment via professional discussion

  • Easier to coordinate/ more flexible for learners

  • High quality, interactive eLearning works on any device


Module 1 - Understanding Mental Health

  • Well-being and Mental Health

  • Prevalence and risk factors

  • The impact of mental health problems

  • Stigma

  • The mental health continuum

  • Substance use and mental health

Module 2 - Exploring Specific Problems

  • Stress and Reslience

  • Anxiety (inc. GAD, PTSD & secondary trauma)

  • Depression (inc. general, post-natal & SADS)

  • Eating disorders (inc. anorexia, bulimia & BED)

  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia

  • Self-harm and Suicide

Module 3 - Supporting Someone

  • The Mental Health First Aid Action Plan

  • Starting a safe and supportive conversation

  • Non-judgemental communication

  • Signposting to professional help

  • Encouraging appropriate self-help strategies

Module 4 -  Making a Difference

  • Destroying stigma

  • Building individual mental resilience

  • Developing a positive mental health culture


  • Enjoyable training, tailored to your needs

  • Consistently outstanding feedback

  • Designed/delivered by healthcare professionals

  • Friendly and responsive customer service

  • Nationally recognised qualifications

  • eCertificates, valid for 3 years

  • Fully insured, registered and accredited

  • No charges for amendments or cancellation

  • 20% discount on your first course



We know this course will make a huge difference to your organisation and that your learners will love it too.

Our prices are determined by the format you choose and the number of learners you'd like to train. That way you only pay for what you need.

If you haven't trained with us before, we also offer a 20% discount on your first course fee.

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