1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer a Mental Health illness within their lifetime with 1 in 6 people suffering this in the workplace. Under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 employers are required to consider their employees mental health alongside their physical health when undertaking their First Aid requirements. A parliamentary debate took place in January 2019 where legislative changes around Mental Health in Workplace to give it equal consideration to physical health were backed.
A Mental Health First Aider becomes a point of contact for anyone within an organisation suffering with a Mental Health issue and they are trained to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness. They are also able to signpost individuals toward organisations where they can receive support and guidance and helping them to gain the confidence to do so.
We offer training at three levels in First Aid for Mental Health. From a half day Level 1 award to a 2 day Level 3 qualification. For more details and to book on click on the links below.
L1 Award in First Aid for Mental Health
A half day awareness sessionClick here to book
L2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health
A one day sessionClick here to book
Level 3 in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
A two day courseClick here to book