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Mental Health First Aid training courses in Bristol & Bath

People are becoming more and more aware of mental health and the suffering that many people go through.

Our mental health first aid training courses are specifically designed to support and educate people who either experience ill mental health at home or work in an environment where they need to safeguard against it.

Whether you are looking to further your own understanding or if you are an employer looking to train your staff as the designated mental health first aid carers then you have come to the right place. Please read on for more details.

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Mental Health First Aid Courses

First aid training courses for mental health first aid – at work & at home

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

4 Hours - Level 1

This first aid course is suitable for everyone as it provides participants with the toolkit and knowledge to recognise a suspected mental health condition and the skills to start a conversation and be able to aid a person towards professional help.

Everybody would benefit from this course, whether you are a young teen or a wizened grandparent and it is a great stepping stone into further Mental Health first aid.

What you will cover:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying different mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
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FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health

6 Hours - Level 2

This first aid course is suitable for everyone but has been specifically designed for employers looking to provide a positive mental health culture within the workplace.

You will build a comprehensive understanding on a range of the most common mental health conditions and the skills needed to act should a condition be suspected.

Individuals undertaking this course can be considered First Aiders for Mental Health and a point of contact within the workplace to help and support those with a suspected mental health condition.

You will cover:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
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FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

12 Hours - Level 3

This first aid course builds on the Level 2 qualification in First Aid for Mental Health. You will cover a wider range of mental health conditions and go into further detail on the range of professional support options that are available.

This course is suitable for any individual in the workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within the organisation.

What you will cover:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • A large range of Mental Health conditions covered in detail
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Mental Health First Aid Courses

Training Individuals and groups in Bristol & Bath

If you are looking for just yourself or a couple people then you are very welcome to come and join onto one of our open courses. We run these every month at our dedicated first aid training center in the centre of Bristol.

We run courses open courses for up to 12 people at a time so if you are interested please get in touch to find out our availability. If you are booking for 5 people or more we also offer great group booking discounts.

Training 4 or more people?

If you are looking to train 4 or more people then we can run any of our courses as a private group. These can be held at either our dedicated first aid training center in the center of Bristol or at a venue of your choosing. There is no additional cost for private groups.

Please call us on 0117 244 3563 for more information.

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Mental Health First Aid Courses

What is mental health training? Why is it important?

There is a very wide range of mental health illnesses that can affect a person. From genetic illnesses that require specialist help and medication to more temporary or immediate mental health issues that can be mitigated or aided by awareness and early intervention.

At First Aid Bristol our first aid courses are designed for the latter of these two. We provide training for individuals and employers who are looking to further their understanding and build either a better home or working environment for either their family or staff.

Over the last few years, mental health awareness has made some great steps forward with many more people being knowledgeable of others who are suffering. This has lead to an increase in mental health first aid in the workplace. This is essential as people are often under the most pressure while at work and stress from this environment can really push people into difficult places.

Being able to help if someone is experiencing mental health issues are great skills to have. Not only can you offer guidance and aid but you can prevent serious situations from worsening.

The role of a mental health first aider is similar to that of a first aider. If you see someone experiencing difficulty or you notice a situation arising you goal is to support and assist the situation until professional care has been established.

Mental health first aid training will teach you the tools and skills required for when you have to care for a person dealing with one of the following conditions: Depression, anxiety, distress, psychosis, suicidal behaviour, self-harming and other conditions.

Simply knowing how to react in a supportive way or how to ask the right questions can be all that is required to de-escalate mental health crisis.

As will all of our courses your training will be engaging and practical. We teach through a combination of discussion, case studies and scenarios to ensure that you get some practical experience that you can actually use.

 

Who is mental health first aid for?

Mental Health First Aid is for everyone but first and foremost it is for you. What we teach will help you to look after your own mental health so you can help others with theirs. You will feel confident to speak out about mental health issues with your family members, work colleagues and even strangers.

Mental health issues affect so many people so it is vial that more people become mental health first aiders.

As a designated mental health provider you will be able to support those around you.

Please do not hesitation to get in touch should you wish to know more.

Book a first aid course today

Learn skills that could help you save lives

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FIRST AID FOR ALL

First Aid courses for individuals, groups and business'

regulated first aid courses
INCREDIBLE PRICES

Practical & engaging first aid courses for low prices

How We Work

At First Aid Bristol we take our courses and first aid training very seriously. All of our staff are experienced first aid trainers as well as being fully qualified teachers. This means we can offer the very highest training standards as required by the HSE. We run a variety of different courses that are regulated by Ofqual. This ensures you are guaranteed the very latest in first aid techniques, first aid training material and first aid teaching practices.

HSE REQUIREMENTS

The first aid curriculum is constantly changing and we stay at the head of the game by constantly reviewing our practices and in house training. This ensures all of our first aid courses are cutting edge and up to date and your employees will be trained to be the best first aiders they can be.

First Aid Bristol Credits - Ofqual - Qualsafe - Ofsted

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

As an employer it is now commonplace to have first aid trained staff. This is to guarantee a safe working environment for both your staff and your clients.
Depending on your business there can be very different first aid requirements and to cover these requirements we have various first aid courses to choose from. Please get in touch and we will ensure that the course in question is the right one for you and will cover your legal obligations.

OUR PROMISE

All of our first aid courses comply with the latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidance on First Aid 2016.
We are fully qualified to provide HSE approved qualifications. Our accreditation is through Nuco who provide Ofqual regulated qualifications. We teach in small groups with varied engaging content tailored to be relevant to your specific requirements.

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