Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.
Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance 'First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace.
This distance learning qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress.
This awareness course is suitable for everyone as it provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.
All members of the public can benefit from this course and it is a great stepping stone into First Aid for Mental Health.
Qualification Structure and Duration
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 5 hours; this includes the assessment time too.
- 2 Hours will be conducted via Zoom sessions online.
- 2 hours are unsupervised guided learning hours.
- 1 hour is the time allocated for assessment.
It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.
Full Support throughout the course and after will be given. I am also available for 1:1 sessions if necessary. This course is run in an informative and engaging way. Contact options will be provided before the course start date so if you need any further help or advice during the course you can contact me directly.
This course must be completed in full within 3 weeks of the start date.
The qualification is assessed by professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call. This is done via Zoom and is done on an individual basis.
The learner has a maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not be
shared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training, and the regulatory bodies as required.
There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
The qualification is available to learners aged 18 or over.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact Cloverleaf Training to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.
However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacy
skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.
A maximum of 6 students can be accommodated on this course.
The 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.
Price & Booking
Please make contact with Cloverleaf Training for price and booking.