Course Title: Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace
Course Duration: 2 Day (14 hours contact time)
Fee per Person: £150
Remote Learning: Available
Did you know that 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year? Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support relatives, friends and even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health.
By developing a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone experiencing poor mental health, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.
Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how to support, reassure and signpost fellow colleagues to professional support.
Throughout this 2-day course, Learners will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health in the workplace.
A range of topics are covered, including:
Understanding mental health and its importance
The roles and responsibilities for mental health in the workplace
Importance of own wellbeing as a mental health first aider
Common mental health conditions, including:
– Characteristics & Features
– Work-Related Stress
– Eating Disorders
– Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
– Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
– Promoting Positive Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace
– Best Practice for Employers
– Mental Health First Aid at Work Action Plan
– Appropriate Coping Strategies
– How Employers can Provide Support to Employees in the Workplace
– Assisting Those Off Work or Returning to Work
– Procedures to Support Employees Who are Off Work Whilst Experiencing Poor Mental Health
– Types of support available both locally and nationally
Summative assessment is by way of Multi-choice question paper.
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
A maximum of 12 learners are allowed, they must be a minimum of 18 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 18, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.