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

This 2 day course goes into detail on a wide range of mental health conditions and the support and help provided by healthcare professionals. The course covers the content of both the Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications but is aimed at supervisors and managers within the workplace. 
 
This 12-hour 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 diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help. 
Course Content 
A range of Mental Health First Aid related subjects are covered including: 
 
What is mental health first aid? 
Post-traumatic stress disorder 
Identifying mental health conditions 
Self-harm 
Providing advice and starting a conversation 
Suicide 
Stress 
Eating disorders 
Mental health conditions 
Personality disorders 
Drugs and alcohol 
Bipolar disorder 
Mental health first aid action plan 
Psychosis 
Mental health first aid in the workplace 
Schizophrenia 
Depression 
Anxiety 
 
Course Duration : Two days (12 hours) 
The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 12 hours over 2 days. 
 
Assessment 
The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. Multiple Choice Examination. 
 
Certificate 
Successful candidates will be issued with an Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) certificate. 
 
All candidates receive comprehensive course materials . 
Course Content 
What is mental health first aid? 
Post-traumatic stress disorder 
Identifying mental health conditions 
Self-harm 
Providing advice and starting a conversation 
Suicide 
Stress 
Eating disorders 
Mental health conditions 
Personality disorders 
Drugs and alcohol 
Bipolar disorder 
Mental health first aid action plan 
Psychosis 
Mental health first aid in the workplace 
Schizophrenia 
Depression 
Anxiety 
Course Completion 
A final assessment of knowledge and skill is a requirement of this programme. 
All successful candidates will be issued with an Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) certificate. 
Refresher training every 12 months is strongly recommended 
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