Level 3 First Aid for Mental Health OFQUAL RQF

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Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health OFQUAL RQF training course


 

Description

 

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 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand 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.



Duration

 

This course is taught for 12 hours over 2 days.  However it can also be delivered spread over a maximum of 6 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.


 

Course content

 

  • Define mental health
  • Stigma surrounding mental health
  • Factors that can affect a person’s mental health
  • Role of a First Aider for mental health
  • Advice and practical support for a person presenting with a mental health condition
  • Contacting the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health
  • Recognise and manage stress
  • Potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
  • Application of the first aid action plan for mental health
  • Implementing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • Key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • Characteristics, including signs and/or symptoms and support & therapy provided by professional healthcare providers of each of the following mental health conditions:
  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. PTSD 
  4. Self-harm
  5. Suicide
  6. Eating disorders
  7. Personality disorders
  8.   Bipolar
  9. Psychosis
  10. Schizophrenia


 

Cost

 

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


 

Assessment 


The qualification is assessed through two written assessment papers and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners must successfully pass all parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.


 

Certification

 

An OFQUAL  Regulated RQF  Level 3 Award in Supervising  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.



Important Information 

 

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.

  

  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.



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