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First Aid for Mental Health Level 2

Building on the Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health this course introduces the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan which allows learners to provide their peers with comprehensive guidance and support for a suspected mental health condition. Learners will be able to provide signposting to professional help and support that person whilst they are receiving professional assistance.

This course also covers the effects of drugs and alcohol and provides learners with the skills and knowledge to assist employers in implementing a positive mental health culture to support employees within a workplace.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?

  • Identifying different mental health conditions

  • Providing advice and starting a conversation

  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan

  • Stress 

  • Drugs and alcohol ​

  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace 


A maximum of 16 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. 

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