Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) 

This half day (4 hour) course is aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help. 
 
This 4-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. 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. 
Course Content 
A range of Mental Health First Aid related subjects are covered including: 
 
What is mental health first aid? 
Identifying mental health conditions 
Providing advice and starting a conversation 
Stress 
Mental health conditions 
 
Course Duration : Half day (4 hours) 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 4 hours. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. Multiple Choice Examination. 
 
Certificate 
Successful candidates will be issued with an Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) certificate. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials . 
Course Content 
What is mental health first aid? 
Identifying mental health conditions 
Providing advice and starting a conversation 
Stress 
Mental health conditions 
Course Completion 
A final assessment of knowledge and skill is a requirement of this programme. 
All successful candidates will be issued with an Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health certificate. 
Refresher training every 12 months is strongly recommended 
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