Date: 23rd November & 4th December
Time: 10am until 1pm
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*Attendees much be able to attend both of the sessions above*
This qualification is delivered during 2 online training sessions & includes some independent learning from each attendee. All learning materials for this are provided.
This qualification will give the knowledge to recognise a range of common mental health conditions. You will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help or treat as an emergency.
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.
What does the training cover?
- Defining mental health
- Understand the stigma surrounding mental health
- Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
- Understand the role of the first aider for mental health
- Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected mental health condition
- Know when to contact emergency services · Identify signs of stress and how stress can be managed
- Identify signs and symptoms for the following mental health conditions; depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, and self-harm.
- Effects of alcohol and drug abuse on a person’s mental health
- Key factors in providing a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
How does distance learning work?
Training will begin on the first date as a group, via zoom, introducing the course and covering some key topics, much like a standard training course.
You will then be provided with the latest electronic learning resources, including presentations, videos, and web links as your main point of reference, to research key areas as independent learning in your own time, coming back together again a little later for the second date to reflect with more teaching & independent learning.
Throughout the duration of the course, you will be able to contact your trainer on a regular basis to ask any questions, gain support, monitor progress, provide teaching, and to enable discussion and Q&A sessions.
The trainers will be able to gauge your level of knowledge and understanding and decide if you are ready to move on to the next Module/s and ultimately when you are ready for the assessment.
How is this training course assessed?
The final assessment is done in the form of a recorded professional discussion conducted on a one-to-one basis at a time that suits you & the trainer. An hour slot is usually given, but most assessments take approx. 30 mins.
What do I need to bring?
You will be provided with the latest electronic learning resources, including presentations, videos, and web links as your main point of reference, to research key areas as independent learning in your own time.
For more information please contact Sharon Stocker by email email@example.com or phone 01978 312556