FAMH Group Course Overview
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 facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the broad topics.
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 course is assessed through ongoing observation throughout the course to see candidates are meeting the required standard.
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 a First Aid for Mental Health certificate from Dewi Development Ltd.
There is no requirement to renew this qualification.
It is recommended you undertake yearly continual professional development to maintain your knowledge.
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 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.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Group price for 6 is £510.00 with extra candidates £10 per person to the maximum number.
- Course handbook
- Individual hand sanitizers
- Great instructors