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Nov 2021
Training

FAA LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare
professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.
10:00 - 16:00 Stratford Circus Free for BID members Book your space here

LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health

  • 1.1 Define mental health
  • 1.2 Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health
  • 1.3 Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
  • 1.4 Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health

2. Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition

  • 2.1 Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
  • 2.2 Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress 3.1 Identify signs of stress

  • 3.2 State how stress can be managed

4. Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

  • 4.1 Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm

5. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

  • 5.1 State potential effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
  • 5.2 Outline potential negative consequences of substance abuse on a person’s employment and lifestyle

6. Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

  • 6.1 Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health

7. Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

  • 7.1 State key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace
  • 7.2 Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

The qualification is assessed through video conferencing software by professional discussion with the trainer/assessor and practical demonstration of the application of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.

There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Stratford Circus
Theatre Square
Stratford
London
E15 1BX

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This qualification has been designed for those individuals who are required to have a basic knowledge of health and safety…

This qualification is specifically for those individuals who are to become an emergency first-aider in the workplace.

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in the customer service industry.