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FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (FAA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.

What is the FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course?

Category: Mental-Health
Level: Beginner

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 HSE guidance ´First aid needs assessment refers to mental health in the workplace.
Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

Who is the FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course designed for?

This 4-hour 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.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course cover?

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health
Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
Know how to recognise and manage stress
Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

How is the FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course assessed?

The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper which the learner must successfully pass to be awarded the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

What certificate do I get for passing the FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course?
FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1
FAA - Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health Level 1 course dates and locations