Level Two Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health

This two day accredited course under HABC introduces learners to the principles of first aid for mental health. Providing learners with an understanding of the basic concepts and tools needed to undertake the role of a first aider for mental health in the workplace. Learners will explore their own role in relation to the tools they will need to use to support an individual, how they are contributing to a wellness culture and how they can manage

The learner will understand the concepts of mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing, 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.

It also provides learners with an understanding of how to self-manage their own mental health and wellbeing. Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals.  Describe risk factors that may cause vulnerability to mental ill health. Outline stigma associated with mental ill health.   Describe how stigma may impact on an individual’s experience of mental ill health.  Describe how stigma may impact on anIndividual’s experience of mental ill health Identify the signs and symptoms associated with the main types of mental ill health and mental illness.

This course is available on Tuesday 11 May, 9.00am to 4.00pm, Course Code K0436J2FPA

Owing to the National Lockdown this course will now be delivered online. Accredited exam  dates will be sent after lock down and an East Riding College in-house certificate will be sent to you in the interim for confirmation of training after course completion. 
You will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

Materials will be sent via email. A date for the accredited exam will be sent to you when lockdown is over. At the moment you will be given a date to suit you and an hour slot, where you can come in to complete the course with your tutor /invigilator. There will be total infection control in place at the college as standard. You will be in a classroom on your own with a tutor to ensure social distancing

If you would like more information please contact Jaqui Graham jaqui.graham@eastridingcollege.ac.uk 01482 390982

For more information on how to enrol on this course telephone 0345 120 0044.

What will I study?

Activities throughout the course to help ensure you can understand the role of stress and stress on mental Health.  State why a diagnosis of mental ill health may not always be an appropriate way to respond to symptoms of mental ill health. Outline benefits and limitations of a mental ill health diagnosis. How to ensure procedures are put in place to ensure the wellbeing of people with Mental Health issues at work 

How will I be assessed?

A questioned written assessment.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide