First Aid for Mental Health Training

Qualification Standards

OFQUAL regulated FAA NPQ Level 2 qualification

Delivered by fully trained teachers

6 hours learning

Maximum of 16 delegates

No expiry but refresher training recommended

Aimed at staff supporting other staff in educational contexts

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – What is first aid for mental health?

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health

Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions

Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition

Module 4 – Providing advice and starting a conversation

Have the tools to start a conversation including open questions and non-judgemental listening

Module 5 – Stress

Know how to recognise and manage stress

Module 6 – Mental health conditions

Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

Module 7 – Drugs and Alcohol

Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

Module 8 – First Aid Action Plan for Mental Health

Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

Module 9 – Mental Health in the Workplace

Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Module 10 – Assessment and course closure

The assessment paper contains 13 questions and you will need to achieve a minimum of 20 out of the possible 27 points to pass the course


24 Jan 2020


8:30 am - 3:30 pm




Allestree Woodlands School