A range of topics are covered in the Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course including:
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Breaking down stigma
- How to look after ourselves to provide support
- How to start a supportive conversation
- Recognising a wide range of mental health conditions
- Considering support agencies for individuals
- Closing a conversation
- The impact of drugs and alcohol
- First Aid for Mental Health action plan
- Considering First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
The following mental health conditions are covered:
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the broad topics ready for the assessment.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning and take part in group discussions with other candidates.
The price includs:
- Candidate registration fees
- Course handbook
- First Aid for Mental Health badge
- Great instructors
The course includes the First Aid for Mental Health handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
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 qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health by the awarding body First Aid Awards.
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 the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessment.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 12 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the day
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
While we will deliver our courses across the country, we focus on supporting local businesses in south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.
The course will have three planned breaks, including lunch. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
There are no barriers to undertaking the training, but individuals may find the topics may have an emotional impact they were not expecting. This may occur 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.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.