Supervising FAMH Group Course Overview

This two-day Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH) course provides learners with a wide understanding of mental health, which helps break down the stigma associated with mental health, the skills to start a supportive conversation with someone and to support other First Aiders for Mental Health.

It is reported that this year 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health. Therefore, the course is aimed at people who want to know more detail about mental health conditions. The individuals may want to know more, be looking to improve the culture of mental health in the workplace or be in a supervisory or advisory role in the organisation.

The course develops a wide 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, but also with more knowledge to support those who have only done a level 2 course.

Supervising FAMH Syllabus

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
  • Recognising a wide range of mental health conditions
  • Looking at conditions in detail and developing the ability to describe them
  • Starting a supportive conversation
  • The impact of drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Considering First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Supervising First Aid For Mental Health Book

Delivery style

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.


The summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.


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.


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 (FAA).

FAA Certificate for Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Certification Renewal

The Supervising First Aid for Mental Health qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.

It is recommended you undertake yearly continual professional development to keep knowledge and experience up to date.

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.


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.

Map of course coveragein south Wales from Cardigan to Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport


The course will have three planned breaks per day, 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.

Additional Information

This course should ideally be run over two days but can be spread over a couple of weeks, as long as all sessions are completed within 10 weeks.

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


Group price for 6 is £718.00* with extra candidates £23 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 only have 6 candidates, speak to us to see if we are aware of candidates from other companies that could join the course or how we can reduce the course cost.

* If you are further than 50 miles from Swansea, there will be additional travel costs. Contact us to discuss the options.

Dewi Development Pen and Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Card

Price Includes

  • Candidate registration fees
  • Certification
  • Course handbook