MEDISAFE TRAINING 31 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HH
Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health
OFQUAL RQF training course
Every year a number of people in the workplace will experience or suffer a mental health condition which can affect their work performance or even stop them from working completely causing a negative effect on not just the indivdual and their families but also cause problems and financial losses to the Employer and the workplace. Due to stigma and fear of discrimination, Mental health conditions and illnesses are often not disclosed and remain hidden. The HSE guidance 'First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace.
This 6-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 and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace. 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.
This course is taught for 6 hours over 1 day. However it can also be delivered spread over a maximum of 3 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours (subject to extra cost). The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.
Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING today on 0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate
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.
An OFQUAL Regulated RQF Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health course certificate will be issued subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. 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.
Please note that it is a requirement that candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Candidates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.
Please also note that ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.