FAMH E-Learning Overview
Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague.
It is reported that this year 1 in 4 of us will suffer from mental health. This e-learning First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH) course is designed for those who want to know how to provide support to someone who is in crisis. It provides learners with an understanding of mental health which helps break down the associated stigma.
The course develops the knowledge to recognise someone who may need help and how to start a supportive conversation, before signposting them to professional help. The course also looks at how supporting someone can affect our own wellbeing as well as the impact of using drugs and alcohol to reduce the feelings associated with mental health.
This course provides the knowledge of how to provide support, but not the opportunity to practise the skills. You develop your skills through our face to face or distance learning courses. Take a look at our unnacredited or accredited course options.
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 provides access to our online learning system, which contains all the resources you will need to complete the course.
At the end of the course, there is an online quiz which will check the knowledge you have taken away from the course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
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 certificate provides knowledge on the topic and does not need to be renewed.
The e-learning is written with accessibility in mind. If you have any concerns, please contact us to discuss your needs.
You can undertake this course anywhere you can access the internet from the UK to New Zealand. You will need a tablet or PC with an internet connection suitable for streaming video.
Price per person to access the e-learning is £35.
- Access to the e-learning course