FAA LEVEL 2 FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH
This course will be delivered in person over two days at Mind in Somerset Yeovil Foyer Peter Street Yeovil BA20 1PN
Wednesday 21st July – 9.30- 4:30 pm
Thursday 22nd July – 9.30-1 pm
£140 p/p inclusive of manual and certificate
Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.
Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.
The HSE guidance first aid needs assessment refers to mental health in the workplace.
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
Learners will not learner to diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but they will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.
The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
This qualification is available to learners aged 18 years or over. Learners must have the literacy skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.
Location: Mind in Somerset, Yeovil Trinity Foyer, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN
Please note, refreshments will be made available to you throughout the course, however we do recommend bringing a packed lunch and or monies to purchase. The Foyer is a central town location and therefore there are many shops, cafes and restaurants to choose from. Your trainer will be able to advise on the best places to visit.
There is no parking directly on site, however we would recommend parking in Stars Lane Carpark, as this is only a short walk away from the venue
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