Awareness of FAMH Group Course Overview
This half-day Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (AFAMH) course provides learners with an understanding of mental health, which helps break down the stigma associated with mental health.
It is reported that this year 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health. Therefore, the course is aimed at everyone to provide the skills to recognise someone who may be suffering from mental health and to signpost them to the support they need.
Awareness of FAMH Syllabus
A range of topics are covered including:
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Breaking down stigma
- Identifying common mental health conditions
- Signposting to support
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 course includes the First Aid for Mental Health handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
Awareness of FAMH Assessment
The course includes interactive group discussions which are monitored by the tutor and a written multi-choice question paper at the end of 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 on-going coaching or debrief sessions should one of your employees need to use their skills.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness 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.
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.
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 one planned break. 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.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Group price for 6 is £305.00* with extra candidates £14 per person to the maximum number.
The group price is based on training at your venue for the maximum number of candidates. If you do not have a suitable training venue, we can work with you to arrange a venue near you at an additional cost.
* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.
- Candidate registration fees
- Course handbook