Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health - Scheduled - Distance Learning

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The course runs over two days. There are set times for the virtual classrooms, with work to complete through e-learning in between. You cannot attend the final virtual classroom or professional discussion if the e-learning is not complete. Please do not book other work between the sessions, as you will need the time to work on the supplied materials ready for the next session.

Virtual Classroom 1 Day 1 - 09:00 until 10:30
Virtual Classroom 2 Day 1 - 14:45 until 16:45
Virtual Classroom 3 Day 2 - 10:30 untill 12:30

Professional Discussion Booked on an individual basis


2 days
Level 2
Professional Discussion


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Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.

This one and half-day First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH) course provide learners with an understanding of mental health, which helps break down the stigma associated with mental health and the skills to start a supportive conversation with someone.

It is reported that this year 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health. Therefore, the course is aimed at everyone who wants to develop the skills to start a supportive conversation and signpost to additional help where needed.

The course develops knowledge to recognise someone who may need help and introduce the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan to provide support. On completion of the course, learners will be recognised as First Aider for Mental Health.

A range of topics are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Breaking down stigma
  • Recognising mental health conditions
  • Starting a supportive conversation
  • Impact of drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Considering First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

The course is delivered through a mixture of self-study and virtual classrooms. The group sizes are kept small to provide plenty of opportunity for discussion.

The candidate will be given access to online resources which involve reading, interactive videos, reflective questions and quizzes.

The online learning will be supported by 3 virtual classroom sessions which will embed the information learnt in the online materials and provide the opportunity to practice providing support to someone in crisis. The virtual sessions are very interactive utilising virtual breakout rooms, annotations on the presentation and interactive polls.

There is a fourth virtual session carried out on one to one basis between the tutor and the candidate, to discuss the learning from course and a final opportunity to practise the skills of providing support.

The price includes:

  • Candidate registration fees
  • Certification
  • Access to online resources
  • Access to the virtual classroom
  • Course handbook
  • First Aid for Mental Health badge
  • Great instructors

The course provides access to online learning materials and includes the First Aid for Mental Health handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.


Candidates will need the ability to get on the internet to access the online resources and access the virtual classrooms. This can be achieved through a tablet or personal computer which has internet access and a webcam.

There is no post-course learning for this course.

You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff, this can include ongoing coaching or access to a debrief session. Your staff may wish to access a debrief session following a serious incident at which they utilised their skills and need to discuss the actions they took.

The fourth virtual classroom is a professional discussion with the trainer to assess the learning undertaken from the course. This session will be recorded as evidence of assessment and held securely for audit purposes by the awarding body. The discussion reflects on what you have learnt and provides an opportunity to practise providing support with your trainer.

Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health by the awarding body First Aid Awards (FAA).


The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.

It is recommended you undertake yearly continual professional development to maintain your knowledge.

We can deliver this course to anyone in the UK.

Candidate Needs

There are no barriers to undertaking the training, but individuals may find the topics may have an emotional impact they were not expecting if they have experienced or know anyone who has experienced one of the topics being covered. The trainers are experienced and will support any candidate who finds them in the situation of needing to debrief a historic situation.

If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.

More Information

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.



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20-05-2021 11:51
The course exceeded my expectations. I thought I knew it all about mental health and how to listen and help people struggling but this course really opened up my eyes (and ears) in a way I didn't think possible. Trainer was calm and extremely knowledgeable. Great course materials and a friendly yet professional environment. This course has given me some new life skills which I've already put in to practice, ones that will stay with me for life.

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