Online mental health courses to recognise issues and address workplace culture

  1. FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course
  2. First Aid for Mental Health Course (Kent): Level 2 Award (RQF)
  3. FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course

Advanced course to address problems and improve workplace culture

First Aid for Mental Health Course (Kent): Level 2 Award (RQF)

Intermediate course to identify & address mental health issues

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course

Price: ÂŁ45 + VAT p.p.

 

About the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

  The Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health is an entry-level Ofqual (RQF) certified course for mental health awareness in the workplace. Mental health is an increasingly prominent issue in organisations around the world, with a recognition that poor mental health can negatively impact on our health, wellbeing and productivity. With around 15% of us experiencing mental health issues in the workplace, many businesses are looking to provide support through awareness training and other schemes.   This 4-hour course is an introduction to the issue of mental health in the workplace, with the aim of providing learners with basic skills to identify and address problems. Successful candidates will be able to identify suspected mental health conditions, and will have developed the skills to start conversations and signpost colleagues towards professional help.   As a basic grounding in how to acknowledge and address issues of mental health in the workplace, the course is suitable for any and all employees across a range of industries. Rather than creating a culture of vigilance, Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health training aims to build understanding among colleagues, and create a more positive and open climate around mental health.   A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered, including:
  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress and anxiety

Duration: Level 2 – 1 day ÂŁ65 + VAT per person
Level 3 – 2 days ÂŁ120 + VAT per person

Suggested progression: Annual refresher training

 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, FAA have made their Level 2 & 3 courses available for online tuition for the first time. This training will be conducted online with tutoring via Zoom video calls, while you will also receive physical documents to help with the learning process.

Our online mental health training is delivered by one of our qualified health & safety trainers, directly to you through your computer, mobile or tablet device. This differs from our other e-Learning options, which use pre-recorded audio and video to teach you about the topics.

About our First Aid for Mental Health online courses

As part of our response to Covid-19, SAMS are now available to offer both the Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health and the Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health courses online using video tuition.

The Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health is an intermediate course certified by Ofqual. Ideal for individuals with health & safety responsibilities in the workplace, it goes into some of the causes and symptoms of mental health issues, and empowers you to provide support.

The Level 3 Award in Supervising Mental Health is an advanced course certified by Ofqual. This course is ideal for managers, supervisors, business owners and other people who are responsible for their colleagues’ wellbeing. 

The Level 3 course empowers you to provide support to individuals, exploring more conditions and topics than the Level 2. It also teaches you how to enact structural change to improve your organisation’s approach to mental health.

These online courses cover the same topics and have the same accreditation as our classroom options, with the only difference being the method of teaching and assessments. You can find out more information about those courses here:

Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health Classroom Course

Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Classroom Course

What do the First Aid for Mental Health online courses consist of?


Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health online course topics include:

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

Level 3 Supervising First Aid for Mental Health online course topics include:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia

How will the First Aid for Mental Health online courses be conducted?

The preferred method for video tuition by both SAMS and the awarding body is Zoom, a free and simple to use video conferencing app. However, we can accommodate a number of other video apps if they suit you better. Get in touch via info@samsltd.co.uk to find out more.

Assessment

Once you have gained the requisite knowledge from video tuition and study, an assessment will be carried out via video. This will take the form of an observed multiple choice exam paper and a practical assessment, the taking of which will be recorded and made available to the FAA.

Our trainers bear responsibility for ensuring that you complete the full syllabus and have the requisite knowledge, understanding and skills to gain your qualification. We’ll advise you on how to complete the assessment in a way which will ensure you can receive your certificate.

Certification

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health or Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health certificate will be issued to the learner, subject to a successful video assessment. There is no expiry of the qualification, but annual refresher training is recommended.

Book your First Aid for Mental Health online training today

Mental health awareness is perhaps the prevailing issue of our time, and has never been more relevant – or easier to take part in – now that so many of us are self-isolating at home. Order above, send an email to info@samsltd.co.uk or call (01843) 821406 to register your interest today.

Product Learning Method Price
FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course Classroom/Virtual Training £120.00
First Aid for Mental Health Course (Kent): Level 2 Award (RQF) Classroom/Virtual Training £65.00
FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Classroom Course Uncategorized £45.00