Our Award in First Aid for Mental Health course in Basingstoke, Hants is accredited by the Ofqual as part of the regulated qualification framework (RQF) and and can be undertaken at our Basingstoke Training Centre. New courses start weekly and also run at weekends.
The Award in First Aid for Mental Health course is one of a suite of mental health first aid courses developed by NUCO in association with the awarding organisation First Aid Awards (FAA).
The course can be undertaken by any individual wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. It is however primarily aimed at individuals with a requirement to provide advice and practical support for others in the workplace. Delegates are provided with the resources and knowledge to enable them to identify signs of stress and other mental health conditions, with the aim of guiding individuals towards the correct support.
There is still a considerable lack of understanding surrounding mental ill health and many misconceptions persist with regard to its impact. It is still far to often considered a sign of weakness, which it clearly is not, and an improved understanding of mental health issues throughout orgnisations is important as:
A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:
Course members are required to reach or exceed a minimum level of achievement on the course.
A range of assessment methods are used – including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice)
A Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.
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