Level 2 Qualification in First Aid for Mental Health
This interactive course offers a focussed approach to supporting first aid for mental health in the creative, heritage and culture.
Packed with helpful resources and links to key documents and information this course will provide you with an opportunity to explore how you can support mental health first aid within the creative, cultural and heritage sectors.
You will take part in hands-on learning activities and discussions with other sector professionals to understand the role of the first aider for mental health in your own context.
During the course you will:
Explore mental health in the context of your work
Develop an understanding of what mental health is and why people might develop a mental health condition
Understand the role of a mental health first aider in the work that you do
Gain knowledge of how to provide advice and support to someone presenting a mental health condition.
Learn how to recognise and manage stress
Learn how to recognise a range of mental health conditions
Understand how substance abuse can impact on mental health
Create a mental health first aid action plan
Build knowledge of how to promote a positive mental health culture within the workplace
You will receive an 96 page electronic manual to support your learning this can be viewed using, a computer, phone or tablet.
You will receive free updates throughout the 3 year licence period which will keep you up to date with changes to guidance and best practice
The course is offered in 2 x 2 hour sessions with guided learning to support your development and understanding, the course can also be offered as a single morning or afternoon of learning.
For those participants wishing to gain a Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) there is an additional 1 hour 1-2-1 professional discussion and successful participants will then be awarded the Level 2 certificate and qualification at the end of this.
"I really enjoyed learning this new skill. I am excited to keep learning and growing with this. I feel like this should be shared with every business in the UK whatever stage they are at. Lesley was very knowledgeable & was great at putting me at ease during the assessment & preparing me for it. I am happy to see that Mental Health is being taken this seriously."
"Lesley created a really friendly atmosphere for us to learn and process new information; I felt supported throughout the whole course and have learnt so much about Mental Health First Aid. Thank you Lesley!"
Mental Health First Aid