First Aid for Mental Health Level 2

1 Day (6 hours exluding break) Practical Training Level 2 Award




Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend or colleague. This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to help employers to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace and to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills to be able to act should a condition be suspected.

Learners undertaking this course will be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and be a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

Building on the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health; this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

Where and When?

At your venue on a date and time to suit your group (min 6 delegates) A maximum of 16 attendees can be accommodated on this course and they must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.

Who Should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to gain skills and knowledge and become a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

Course outline

A range of subjects are covered including:

Course Duration

This course takes place over 6 hours (1 day) and will include both theory and practical elements.

Assessment & Certification

A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF). This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a multiple-choice question paper.

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£900 +VAT Group bookings of up to 16.
£125.00 per person +VAT on one of our Open Courses

Are you compliant?

If you are unsure which course is most suitable for you or your workplace visit the HSE website for guidance

Suggested Progression



Emergency First Aid at Work
Supervising First Aid for Mental Health - Level 3
First Aid at Work