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Target Audience: Staff and Students
Cut off for bookings for this course is two weeks before the first webinar. This is to allow delegates time to register and complete the self study.
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 sessions will not be recorded to ensure full confidentiality.
The make up of the course will be two 3 hour webinars followed by an assessment at a later date.
Refresher training is required every 3 years.
- Study the course via distance learning
- A combination of self-study and webinars
- Guided by a qualified Trainer/Assessor
- Distance learning resources included
- Assessed via a professional discussion
- SQA Accreditation regulated qualification (SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENT)
Delivered By: Disability and Wellbeing Services
PrerequisitesFor those being trained as departmental appointed Mental Health First Aiders (SQA accredited, subject to assessment) the provision of training is strictly on a First Aid Needs Assessment basis and MUST be approved by the Head of Department or by a nominated person. Confirmation of approval will be requested.
Completion of FAA Registration Form which will be emailed to you prior to the first webinar.