Become a qualified Mental Health First Aider 

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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.

      Who is it for?

  • 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

  • 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.

Which course is right for me?

There are 3 levels - see details for each below.

Level 1

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

This course 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

The qualification has 2 hours assigned with the trainer and 5 hours total qualification time. 

Online Price:

£75 + VAT

Level 2

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for

Mental Health

This course 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

The qualification has 3 hours assigned with the trainer and 7 hours total qualification time.

Online Price:

£100 + VAT

Level 3

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health 

This 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.


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.

The qualification has 6 hours assigned with the trainer and 14 hours total qualification time.

Online Price

£169 + VAT

Open Courses also available across the UK. Click here for info. 

I like the sound of the course, how does it work?

• Study the courses via distance learning with materials posted to you in advance

• A combination of self-study and webinars delivered via Zoom

• Guided by a qualified Trainer

• Distance learning resources included

• Assessed via a professional discussion

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

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 learner will need access to a computer with a reasonable internet connection in order to access the distance learning resources and communicate with the Trainer/Assessor.

We can deliver these courses in-house, either online or in-person.

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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