The Highfield Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF includes those qualifications regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. The qualification is also regulated by Qualifications Wales.
Who is the Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health qualification for?
A first aider for mental health is to give necessary mental health care or be the first to respond to an individual needing help with is often in a place of work.
A mental health first aider, unless fully qualified, cannot diagnose, assess, or even treat an individual suffering with mental health problems, however, they can identify and be able to assist people that requires help and support in regards to their mental health.
The Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health qualification can be taken by individuals that are preparing for employment or those who are already in full time employment.
In order to successfully conclude the Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health, individuals have to finish and complete these units – the units are mandatory
- Introduction to mental ill-health and well-being
- Introduction to first aid for mental health
How long is the Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health course?
The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 15 hours and of this 12 hours are recommended as guided learning hours (GLH).
How is the Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health assessed?
The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery.
Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard.
Multiple-choice theory assessment
A selected set of multiple-choice questions to confirm leaning
What does Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health cover?
The unit introduces learners to the concepts of mental health, mental ill health and well-being, other related terminology and subjects. It aims to provide a learner with an understanding that all individuals have mental health and that an individual’s experience of mental health can fluctuate on a spectrum. The unit also provides learners with an understanding of how to self-manage their own mental health and well-being.Units include;
- Understand mental health and well-being
- Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals
- Understand the mental health continuum
- Understand ways to self-manage own well-being
- Understand the principles of first aid for mental health
- Know how to recognise mental ill-health in self and others
- Understand how to support mental well-being in the workplace
- Understand how to promote a mental wellness culture in the workplace
- Understand the importance of resilience and protection of self for first aiders for mental health
How long does Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health Course Last?
The total qualification time (TQT) for The Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health is 12 hours, with a minimum of 15 are guided learning hours
What is basic Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid is for individuals to be able to assist people who suffers with mental health problems. This can include people with alcohol or drug addictions, or people who maybe suffering a worsening mental health condition or an existing problem with their mental health.
People may often ask “what is meant by the term mental health”? Well there is no official term to “what is mental health, but, mental health is various levels of psychological well-being within a person. It can act on many different diverse factors, which can involve how an individual is thinking, feels, and behaves overall and achieve their own personal targets and goals.
Some samples of good mental health maybe:
- Healthy and positive thinking
- Being able to handle ordinary moments in life
- Healthy awareness
- Able to function everyday
What is the cost of the Mental Health First Aid course?
Our Level 2 Mental Health First Aid including defibrillation training – 2-day course from £125 per person.
All our course prices are based on a minimum of 6 and discount is given to larger groups
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Frank Bell –Chairman Consett AFC