Train your team in First Aid for Mental Health

Cost-effective courses available to organisations across the UK

What is First Aid for Mental Health?

First Aid for Mental Health (FAFMH) training is designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In a similar way to physical First Aid, FAFMH helps attendees recognise these signs, to start a great conversation and to have the confidence to signpost to the appropriate professional support and option of self-care. These courses are delivered in-house at your offices, or location of your choice.

      Who is it for?

  • For staff with people responsibilities - these courses provide great insight and practical skills to support colleagues, as well as guidance on how to embed a mentally healthy and positive culture within your organisation.

  • Anyone can attend a FAFMH course as the content and learning provide powerful life skills.

  • Great for anyone with an interest in mental health and desire to help others

Which course is right for my team?

There are 3 levels - see details for each below

Level 1 - Half Day

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

This half day qualification will provide you with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation surrounding mental health.

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:


• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Stress
• Mental health conditions

Level 2 - One Day

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for

Mental Health

This one day qualification will provide you with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation surrounding mental health.


You will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health and know how to implement a positive mental
health culture in the workplace.

A range of First Aid for Mental Health related subjects are covered including:


• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Stress
• Mental health conditions
• Drugs and alcohol
• First Aid for Mental Health action plan
• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

Level 3 - Two Days

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health 

This two day qualification will provide you with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. We recommend this course for those with people responsibilities i.e. managers, leaders, supervisors and HR colleagues.


You will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate
professional help.


The course includes how to recognise and manage stress and understanding the impact of substance abuse.


You will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

I like the sound of the course, what is included?

  • Fully qualified trainers; 

  • Interactive and informative sessions;

  • All course assessments and materials, including a First Aid for Mental Health manual for each attendee;

  • Qualification Certificate will be posted out to attendees upon successful completion; 

  • Ofqual or SQA Accreditation regulated qualification (Subject to assessment);

  • We can help with venue search/bookings;

  • Excellent for team building and morale.

All our courses are regulated by First Aid Awards (FAA), delivered by qualified instructors and include and certification of qualification, accredited by Ofqual and SQA (Scotland). The qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time you  will be required to renew the qualification. 

These courses are also available online!

Open courses across the UK

Looking for some guidance? Need more information? No problem! Just drop us an email and we'll get right back to you.

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