Mental Health First Aid


This course provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as covering the effects of drugs and alcohol and the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Physical health issues are far easier to see than an employee’s poor mental health, so having the training to spot it is essential.

Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5  is a recognised course which will qualify you as a Mental Health First Aider in your workplace. You will learn to recognise warning signs of mental ill health, and develop the skills and confidence to approach and support someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue while keeping yourself safe.

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

Mental Health First Aid is a mental health training course which teaches people to identify, understand, and help support a person at work who may need it.


A range of subjects are covered including:
• What is First Aid for Mental Health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Providing advice and starting a conversation
• Drugs and alcohol
• First Aid for Mental Health action plan
• First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace