Mental Health First Aid (SQA Accredited)


Gain the First Aid for Mental Health (SQA Level 5 Scotland, Ofqual RQF Level 2 England) certificate by studying learning resources either online over webinars at your own pace or in person in the classroom 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. 

Learners will be given a manual, resources 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 the assessment, learners will receive an accredited certificate for the Award in First Aid for Mental Health (SQA Level 5 Scotland, Ofqual RQF Level 2 England) which is valid for 3 years.  

Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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