First Aid for Mental Health
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave.
We can all take positive steps to improve our own mental health and the mental health of others.
St Andrew’s First Aid have introduced a range of First Aid for Mental Health courses to help improve awareness of mental health and give advice to those looking to support someone with a mental health condition.
These courses are SQA certified, and certificates are valid for three years.
Most of us wouldn’t know what to do when faced with a mental health crisis. Our First Aid for Mental Health courses teach practical skills to spot the signs of someone suffering from mental ill health and to confidently provide support.
The two-day Leading First Aid for Mental Health course is for those who are looking to become a certified First Aider for Mental Health within their organisation.
Upon completion of the course, certificated candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health illnesses, and effectively guide a colleague towards the right support.
The one-day First Aid for Mental Health course is for those who are looking to gain an awareness of mental illness.
The course will enable candidates to understand some common mental health illnesses, and to support their own mental health and the wellbeing of colleagues by creating Mental Health First Aid champions within the workplace.
The half day introductory session – Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course provides candidates with a basic foundation of mental health conditions, learning about their own mental health, and how to start a conversation with others.