MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
The HSE does not differentiate between physical and mental health, meaning companies are obliged to provide first aiders to deal with both physical and mental health problems. In 2017, the government commissioned Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) to independently review the role employers can play to better support individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace. This review led to the creation of a framework of actions – called ‘Core Standards’ – that the reviewers recommend employers of all sizes can and should put in place. Completing this course will enable workplace first-aiders to support the mental health needs of their colleagues.
There are no academic nor physical requirements to join this course.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING COURSE STRUCTURE
THE COURSE INCLUDES AND EXPANDS ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
This mental health first aid course is primarily for anyone with first-aid responsibility in the workplace. It will give them the tools and techniques to be able to identify and respond to mental health first aid needs within the workplace.
The course is continually assessed over the day.
There are no set criteria however a pass/fail will be given by the tutor depending on how the candidate conducts him/herself during the day.
COURSE DURATION & COST
The course lasts 6 Hours.
The course costs £160 per person + VAT.