Gain the First Aid for Mental Health (SCQF Level 5 Scotland, Ofqual RQF Level 2 England) by studying learning resources online over webinars, at your own pace and guided by a qualified Trainer/Assessor. This course will provide you with the knowledge to identify mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation surrounding mental health.

This course is offered by Digital Bricks, the specialist learning company for health, wellbeing, personal and professional development and Nuco Training, the UK’s leading independent training instructor company. The course is delivered via distance learning. You will be given a manual, online resources, live webinars and personal tutor guidance throughout the modules which cover:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

On successful completion of your assessment, you will receive an accredited certificate for the Award in First Aid for Mental Health (SCQF Level 5 Scotland, Ofqual RQF Level 2 England). You have 5 weeks from beginning the course to complete the assessment (a short recorded conversation). This qualification is available to learners aged 18 years or over. Learners will need access to a computer or device with a reasonable internet connection to access the resources and communicate with the Trainer/Assessor.

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This accredited First Aid for Mental Health topics cover:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

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