Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Level 3
After this two-day course, trainees will be able to lead their teams and colleagues when it comes to looking after each other’s wellbeing at work.
Why take our Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Level 3 course?
Throughout this intensive two-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.
Day two involves a deeper dive into a wide range of mental health issues, enabling managers and team leaders to provide more empathy and understanding into what colleagues may be going through, signposting to appropriate support and encouraging a more open, honest and hopefully productive environment.
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 3 Award in Supervising 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.
Learn to navigate difficult situations involving mental health issues and create a first aid action plan for mental health in the workplace.
RQF Level 3 Award Qualification titleFAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) Code: 603/3770/9 Unit title: Supervising First Aid for Mental Health Unit code: L/617/2920
SCQF Level 6 Award Qualification titleAward in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6 Code: R601 04 Unit title: Leading First Aid for Mental Health Unit code: UM88 04
Course length14 hours over 2 days minimum
Start datesFlexible and negotiable start dates (closed groups only)
Minimum age16 years
Course requirementsEnglish level: B2. IT equipnment: mobile phones/tablets/laptops and internet access ideally, but not essential.
Class sizeMinimum: 6, Maximum: 12
Materials includedIncluded in this course is a First Aid for Mental health E-Book and certification.
Who is this course for?
- Managers and team leaders who may need more knowledge in order to support their teams
- Anyone who has responsibility for people’s wellbeing at work or for overseeing team dynamics
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's in the course?
Similar to Level 2 qualification, trainees will explore a range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects. The difference is that day two of the Level 3 course explores a selection of mental health conditions in much more detail. More time is spent exploring the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, which, in turn, helps the first aider know where to go for further help and support.
Some of the subjects covered include:
What is First Aid for Mental Health?, Post-traumatic stress disorder,n 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, First Aid for Mental Health action plan, Psychosis, First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety
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