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Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) 2-day course.

Did you know 1 in 4 people in the UK are likely to experience mental health problems each year?

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet whilst we know how to take care of our own physical health, many people do not know how to support relatives, friends and even colleagues who are experiencing poor mental health.

By developing a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone to professional help, you can help further reduce the stigma associated with mental health in the UK.

The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support.

What’s more, candidates will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health within their workplace, making it an ideal qualification for mental health champions/first aiders, human resources, managers, supervisors and team leaders.

This is an e-learning course taught via Zoom, an online web-based video conferencing tool which you can use on your phone, tablet or desktop. Once you book onto a course, you will be sent all details to get you set up before it begins.

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Who should Attend?

Creating a supportive and understanding environment is important for any place of work. By understanding and learning how to deal with Mental Health issues, anyone can help create that space.

Here are some of the people who could benefit from our Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace course:

  • Parents
  • Personal Trainers
  • Office Managers
  • Coaches and Instructors
  • Games/P.E. Teachers
  • Volunteers

Attendees should be 16 or over. If you would like to arrange a course for anybody under this age please contact us.

What will I learn?

Here’s a breakdown of the Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) course’s content:

  • Understanding mental health and its importance.
  • The roles and responsibilities for mental health in the workplace.
  • Importance of own wellbeing as a mental health first aider.
  • Common mental health conditions, including:- Characteristics and features
    – Work-related stress
    – Anxiety
    – Eating disorders
    – Depression
    – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    – Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    – Phobias
    – Bipolar
    – Self-harm
    – Psychosis
    – Suicide
  • Promoting positive mental health first aid in the workplace:- Best practice for employers
    – Mental health first aid at work action plan
    – Appropriate coping strategies
  • How employers can provide support to employees in the workplace:- Assisting those off work or returning to work
  • Procedures to support employees who are off work whilst experiencing poor mental health.
  • Types of support available both locally and nationally.

The course allows time for the demonstration and practice of all the skills mentioned above.

What qualification will I get?

Following completion of this course, you will be awarded the Lubas Medical Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) Certificate. The Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) certification is valid for 3 years, however, we strongly recommend keeping your skills up to date by refreshing annually.


"Ceri is a fantastic teacher and helps you understand even the most difficult topics"

"Fantastic course, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who works with a team"

"I feel so much more confident and aware when dealing with Mental Health in the workplace"

Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) 2-day course.

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