First Aid for Mental Health

After this one-day course, trainees will be more confident in recognising a variety of common mental health conditions, having supportive conversations, and signposting people to support and professional help.

What are the consequences of ignoring workplace mental health?

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental illness each year. Failing to recognise these issues and respond appropriately can often make things worse for an employee, and an organisation can even open itself up to an expensive and time-consuming compensation claim.

£1 invested in mental health support for employees will see an estimated return of £5 through reduced absences. A sensible target is to have one Mental Health First-Aider for every 10 employees.

Why take our First Aid for Mental Health Level 2 course?

Throughout this intensive one-day training session, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to:


Create a first aid action plan for mental health in the workplace


Recognise and manage symptoms of common mental health conditions


Encourage conversation, listening and support at work

Encourage a positive mental health culture at work

Commitment to improving mental health in the workplace shows to be one of the biggest financial impacts to a business. Gain an approved and recognised qualification and encourage a positive mental health culture at work. 

Trainees will explore issues such as stress and anxiety, and how to recognise and manage the signs and symptoms. Together the course participants will look at active listening and mental health in the workplace, create a first aid action plan for mental health and think about implementing a positive mental health culture at work. 

BSC’s qualified instructors, in partnership with NUCO Training, use their experience and expertise in the international classroom to make this course interactive, purposeful and engaging.

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

About this course

Learn to navigate difficult situations involving mental health issues and create a first aid action plan for mental health in the workplace.

Course length7 hours over 1 day
Start datesFlexible and negotiable start dates (closed groups only)
Available inLondon
Minimum age16 years
Course requirementsEnglish level: B2. No IT equipment needed.
Class sizeMinimum: 6, Maximum: 12
Materials includedIncluded in this course is a First Aid for Mental health E-Book and certification.
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What's in the course?

This course does not teach you how to diagnose or treat mental health conditions, but will leave you more informed on how to identify those who may be struggling and offer them reassurance and support, and refer them on to more appropriate help.

  • 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

Which BSC destinations offer this course?

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