Courses >> Mental Health First Aid

This course is aimed at providing delegates with the knowledge to recognize a 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, reduce stigma and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.  Delegates will learn how to recognize and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.  They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Course content

  • Defining mental health and understanding the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors than can affect a person’s mental health
  • Understand the role of a first aider and know when to contact the emergency services
  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering mental health condition
  • Identify signs of stress and how stress can be managed
  • Demonstrate the application of the first aid action plan for mental health
  • Key factors in providing mental health culture in the workplace and how to implement them
  • Identify signs and symptoms and describe the support and therapy provided for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, self-harm, bipolar, schizophrenia and PTSD


Experience required

No prior knowledge of topic required

Course duration

Half day course, full day course and 2 day courses available

Number of delegates

0 – 16


Nuco Certification / In-house

Facilities / requirement

A training room suitable for the number of delegates will be required.


On-site and training centre (reduced numbers)

Certification renewal

This qualification does not have an expiry however we recommend a refresher every 3 years, this may depend on the company’s risk assessments and internal policies.

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