FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
Intermediate course to recognise and address mental health issues
Duration: 1 day
Suggested progression: Annual refresher training
Take a look at our training schedule for all future Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health training open course dates.
About the Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health
The Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health is an intermediate Ofqual (RQF) certified course for individuals with health & safety responsibilities in the workplace.
While encompassing the same topics as the Level 1 Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course, it also focuses on instilling cultural changes and expands upon the causes of mental health issues.
Who is the Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health for?
This 1-day course covers the same content of the Level 1 course, but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, and how substance abuse issues can impact on an individual’s mental health. It also explains the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan framework, and offers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within the workplace.
The Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health is a more advanced version of the Level 1 course, covering the same ground but providing more detail and a more action-oriented approach. It is designed to empower individuals to identify more complex mental health issues, and to address the underlying causes of poor mental health in the workplace.
The Level 2 course is suitable for all employees, but is of particular value to individuals who have a responsibility towards general health & safety. It can also be a useful introductory course for managers who may not be responsible for implementing or drafting safety policies, but are well-positioned to recognise mental health issues among employees.
What does the course consist of?
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
- Mental health conditions
- Drugs and alcohol
- First Aid for Mental Health action plan
- First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
A minimum of 6 hours spread over at least one day. Ideally, the course should be run in one day, but must be completed within 3 weeks of starting the course, with each training session a minimum of two hours.
A maximum of 16 students are allowed on each course, with a minimum age of 14 years. Certificates can be offered to all candidates, subject to assessment.
A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).
A Level 2 Award in 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.
Book your Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health training today
Mental health awareness is perhaps the prevailing issue of our time, and first aid training is a valuable investment in the health and wellbeing of your employees. Contact us today to book your place, or check out our Level 1 and Level 3 qualifications for further mental health training.
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