Mental Health First Aid

mental health awareness e-learning course

Mental Health First Aid Online Course-Level 2 NVQ Award

This online mental health first aid course provides learners with a deep understanding of what mental health is and what are the signs of different mental health crises. It mainly educates trainees about the roles and responsibilities of mental health first aider to maintain the well-being of employees at work.

This NVQ is a level 2 mental health first aid qualification, based on the UK’s national qualification framework or NQF.

The awarding organisation of this course is ProQual, who is regulated by the Ofqual- Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation.

Benefits of Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace

  • Develop skills – provides opportunities to practice mental health first aid skills
  • Educate trainees what mental health is and what should be the aims of mental health aider
  • Educates about different symptoms of mental health disorders
  • Teaches about the risk factors involved in mental health problems
  • Teaches about the role of the first aider including, skills required, different treatments to manage ill-mental health and sources of reliable information
  • Convenient learning that offers study at your own pace
  • Short course with only 8 hours of study time
  • Interactive learning experience- video sessions of mental health first aid sessions that you evaluate and make recommendations
  • Globally accepted professional qualification- regulated NVQ award

Mental Health First Aid Training Course Content

There are six modules in this training course with a small test at the end of each module.

Module 1-What is meant by Mental Health?

  • What is meant by the terms mental health and well being
  • The aims of mental health first aid
  • How the actions of others can negatively affect individuals with a mental health condition
  • What is meant by the mental health continuum?

Module 2-Mental Health Issues & Disorders

  • The main signs and symptoms of mental health disorders/crises/problems, including:
  • Depression
  • Substance misuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety disorders, including stress, phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Risk factors for mental health disorders/crises/for common problems

Module 3- Giving Mental Health First Aid

  • Approach
  • Assess
  • Decide on Urgency
  • Urgent Actions for Suicide & Self-harm
  • Urgent Actions for Panic Attacks, Trauma & Severe Psychotic States
  • Non-urgent Warning Signs
  • Listen
  • Provide Support
  • Encourage Getting Help
  • Encourage Good Mental Health Habits
  • Immediate Supports

Module 4-Communication Skills

  • Communication Aspects
  • How You Act
  • Listening Skills
  • How You Speak
  • Communication Barriers

Module 5- Putting Mental Health First Aid into Action-Case Studies

On completing all the modules of the online mental health first aid course, trainees will undertake a practical assessment test. This test includes watching and evaluating mental health first aid interviews.

Target Audience of Mental Health First Aid Course

  • This NVQ Level 2 mental health eLearning course is ideal for any employee who is serving as mental health first aider of the organisation. It is suitable for all the individuals working in any sector who wants a clear understanding of mental health first aider.  The course is also suitable for those Mental Health First Aiders looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

Organisational Benefits of Online Mental Health Training for First Aider

  • Globally recognised mental health first aid certificate for trainees
  • Helps in meeting compliance-online LMS tracks record of each trainee, thus providing compliance evidence
  • Builds the good reputation of the organisation in the global market
  • Cuts training cost- flexible learning to suit colleagues workflow within the organisation

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