FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR NUMBER 1 ASSET.

Mental health is how we think, feel and behave. We all have mental health.

However, one in four people in the UK will suffer with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime and one in six employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.

 

While mental health problems are common, most are mild, tend to be short term and can be successfully treated if picked up at the right stage.

In the workplace we have first aider's for physical injuries and fire wardens for fires. But, what about mental health, something we all have? 

In fact, poor mental health costs businesses ten times more than physical accidents (£37.5 billion vs £3.5 billion).

A strong a resilient workforce is always the goal. But, the workforce needs looking after and a trained port of call to help.

 

Thats where First Aid For Mental Health comes in.

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1 IN 4 PEOPLE WILL SUFFER WITH A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME.

WHAT IS FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

First aid for mental health is the initial support provided to a person experiencing a mental health problem until professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved. 

The first aider is trained in how to recognise early signs and symptoms of mental ill health, start and engage in supportive conversations, assess risks and signpost while encouraging further professional support. All while protecting their own mental health. 

Their key role is to be the main point of contact for anyone who is struggling while helping to reduce the stigma around mental health and encouraging an environment where people feel safe and comfortable to talk. 

Simply having people with these skills in your business will change the way people think, feel and behave about mental health.

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COURSES.

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LEVEL 1

Award in Awareness of

First Aid for Mental Health

RQF Level: 1 (ofqual)

Duration: 1/2 day

Suitable for: Everyone

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £80.00pp + VAT

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LEVEL 2

Award in 

First Aid for Mental Health

RQF Level: 2 (ofqual)

Duration: 1 day

Suitable for: Everyone

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £120.00pp + VAT

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LEVEL 3

Award in Supervising 

First Aid for Mental Health

RQF Level: 3 (ofqual)

Duration: 2 days

Suitable for: Department heads, supervisors, leaders.

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £200.00pp + VAT

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WHY HAVE FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

The statistics around mental health, its impact on employees and therefore its impact on the business speak for themselves.

 

The simple fact that mental health costs employers ten times more than physical accidents in the workplace, coupled with the research showing that work is the biggest cause of stress, which can stop people from performing at their best is justification alone. 

 

However, why have first aiders for mental health?

In 2017, the UK Government commissioned Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind) to independently review the role employers can play to better support individuals with mental health conditions in the workplace.

The 'Thriving as Work' report sets out a framework of actions - called 'Core Standards' - that reviewers recommended employers of all sizes can and should put in place. The core standards have been designed to help employers improve the mental health of their workplace and enable individuals with mental health to thrive. The role of First Aid for Mental Health is a key part of this.

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ILL MENTAL HEALTH COSTS UK BUSINESSES £37.5 BILLION PER YEAR. TEN TIMES MORE THAN WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS (£3.5 BILLION).

MORE ABOUT THE COURSES.

LEVEL 1 

Award in Awarness of

First Aid for Mental Health

This course is aimed at all levels and establishes a good awareness of first aid for mental health. This 4-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress.

Learners wishing to qualify as a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ should consider undertaking the ‘FAA Award in First Aid for Mental Health’ or the ‘FAA Award in Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health

Learning outcomes:


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

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

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress.

4. Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions.

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KEY DETAILS

RQF Level: 1 (ofqual)

Duration: 1/2 day

Suitable for: Everyone

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £80.00pp + VAT

All qualifications are certified by FAA under RQF and OFQUAL. 

LEVEL 2 

Award in

First Aid for Mental Health

This course is aimed at all levels and provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.

Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will 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.

This will qualify as First Aiders for Mental Health.

Learning outcomes:


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

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

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress.

4. Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions.

5. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health.

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

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

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KEY DETAILS

RQF Level: 2 (ofqual)

Duration: 1 day

Suitable for: Everyone

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £120.00pp + VAT

All qualifications are certified by FAA under RQF and OFQUAL.

LEVEL 3 

Award in Supervising

First Aid for Mental Health

This course is aimed at those wishing to supervise others or gain a more comprehensive knowledge of First Aid For Mental Health. Learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will
know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.

Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

This will qualify as First Aiders for Mental Health (Supervising).

Learning outcomes:


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

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

3. Know how to recognise and manage stress.

4. Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health.

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

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

7. Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers.

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KEY DETAILS

RQF Level: 3 (ofqual)

Duration: 2 days

Suitable for: Department heads, supervisors, leaders.

Available: Online and in person

Max number per course: 12

Price: From £200.00pp + VAT

All qualifications are certified by FAA under RQF and OFQUAL.

 
 
 

Be Fearsome was founded with one clear goal to help people to achieve their best. We firmly belive the link between mental health, physical health and quality of life.

All our courses are governed by First Aid Awards (FAA) and are regulated on the Recognised Qualification Framework (RQF) through OFQUAL. In addition, all our trainers hold a professional teaching qualification.

Our Head Coach and Founder, Tom Frearson, is a former Royal Marines Commando and Afghanistan veteran. He has experienced personally the impact of ill mental health on those around him and also himself. He hs therefore maked mental health a key component in all we do as a business.

We firmly believe that all our courses offer learners not only the best content, but the best environment to learn in and the best trainers to guide them. 

WHY BE FEARSOME?

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