• George Whitaker

First Aid for Mental Health Training

Are you interested in Mental Health First Aid training for your team?


2 teammates having a meeting
FAMH/ MHFA training has been shown to boost morale and communication

What does First Aid for Mental Health (FAMH) training consist of?


There are 3 Ofqual-regulated levels:



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

Half Day (4 Hours)


This course is suitable for anyone who is short on time and wants an overview of a variety of mental health conditions within society.

It is suitable for:

- All employees within an organisation

- Individuals who don't need to support others


This course gives the knowledge to enable learners to:

- Recognise a variety of mental health conditions

- Begin a conversation with someone in need

- Signpost to relevant help

- Recognise and manage stress



Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health - One Day (6 Hours)


This course is suitable for anyone who wants a much more in-depth view of a variety of mental health conditions within society. We also look into the First Aid Action Plan in much more detail and how to implement a positive mental health culture in your organisation. We have also included tasks to discover how we are affected by mental health.

It is suitable for:

- All employees within an organisation who have one day to train

- Individuals who need to support others but not at a supervisor level

This course gives the knowledge to enable learners to:

- Recognise a variety of mental health conditions

- Begin a conversation with someone in need

- Signpost to relevant help

- Recognise and manage stress

- Understand the impact of substance abuse

- Use the first aid action plan for mental health

- Know how to create a positive and supportive mental health culture

- Learn much more about their own mental health and how past experiences may have changed their own view on the world



Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health -

Two Days (12 Hours)


This course is our most popular and is suitable for anyone who wants a really detailed look into a wide range of mental health conditions within society, and how we can look for signs in our family, friends and colleagues. This is the ideal course for people who have to look after others health and wellbeing in the workplace.


We also look into the First Aid Action Plan in much more detail and how to implement a positive mental health culture in your organisation. We include several videos to assist in learning and have several discussions around difficult topics. We have included many exercises to really delve into our own mental health and how we have been affected by our past experiences.


It is suitable for:

- Anyone who needs to look out for others people's health

- Directors & Management

- Human Resources

- Teachers

- Individuals who need to support others at a supervisor level

- Anyone who wants a really in-depth view of their own and other's mental health

- Anyone who has family or friends with mental health conditions and would like to learn more about how to assist them

This course gives the knowledge to enable learners to:

- Recognise a wide range of mental health conditions.

We go in depth in each of them and cover the first aid action plan in detail.

- Begin a conversation with someone in need.

This could be work colleagues, employees, family, friends or strangers.

- Signpost to relevant help. We cover the most common signposting options

as well as discuss other places that people in need could go.

- Recognise and manage stress, including how stress relates to us and our team.

We look at how our past experiences have shaped how we view the world today.

- Understand the impact of substance abuse.

We use videos as a learning tool to see how addiction has affected the lives of people and how to see the signs

- Use the first aid action plan for mental health.

We practice using it in several scenarios to ensure that delegates are competent in many types of situation.

- Know how to create a positive and supportive mental health culture.

How to take what we've learnt back to the business and implement it.

- Learn much more about our own mental health and how past

experiences may have changed our own view on the world

- Know about the therapy and support available,

including that provided by professional healthcare providers



Is everything included?


Yes, all resources, handbooks and certification are included.



Is it a regulated qualification?


Yes, all levels are Ofqual-regulated.



Are courses online or in-person?


We run courses both online and in-person.

Please get in touch and we can discuss your specific team requirements.



How do I book or find out more?


To book or have a no-obligation conversation, please get in touch today at https://www.whitakertraining.co.uk/contact or call 07470 111303

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