Our First Aid for Mental Health course is for you if:

  • You're looking to support the mental health and wellbeing of your community.
  • You want to build a positive culture and reduce stigma.
  • You want a course that's designed  specifically with school staff in mind.


Why First Aid for Mental Health?


If you're reading this, you likely know the benefits of having first aiders for mental health:


  • Increased awareness of the impact of mental health on our lives.
  • Improved knowledge of a wide range of mental health conditions.
  • A wider range of skills and information to enable you to confidently support colleagues.
  • A signal to your community that we all have mental health and all need support from time to time.


Although not yet a statutory requirement (as physical first aiders are), it is recommended good practice to also have mental health first aiders.

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Why this course?


There are lots of First Aid courses out there, but we're very proud that ours is Ofqual regulated and results in a Level 2 qualification. Our course is not a generic industry course, either. We have tailored it to suit an educational context and through our 35+ years in teaching, have a thorough understanding of the challenges that staff face working in schools. 

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What does the course involve?


As well as attending two live online learning sessions, there will also be 1-1.5 hours of independent learning and a 1:1 professional conversation as part of the qualification. 


The recordings of the sessions will be available to all the delegates by way of catch up, or just for you to refresh your memory and go back over in your own time.


We also provide lots of resources and links to signposting, that you can access and download from our online platform, You'll be provided with an electronic manual which will summarise the course content for you too.

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When can I join you?


We'd like to personally invite you to join us on our First Aid for Mental Health, Level 2 (Staff Supporting Staff) course.

We run this course via Zoom. The next availability is:

June 2024, Monday 10th AND Tuesday 11th. 4.30-6pm both days (Level 2)

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Course Content


Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – What is first aid for mental health?

Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health

Module 3 – Identifying mental health conditions

Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a suspected mental health condition

Module 4 – Providing advice and starting a conversation

Have the tools to start a conversation including open questions and non-judgemental listening

Module 5 – Stress

Know how to recognise and manage stress

Module 6 – Mental health conditions

Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions

Module 7 – Drugs and Alcohol

Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health

Module 8 – First Aid Action Plan for Mental Health

Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place

Module 9 – Mental Health in the Workplace

Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Module 10 - Assessment and course closure

The assessment paper contains 13 questions and you will need to achieve a minimum of 20 out of the possible 27 points to pass the course

What people have said about working with us - 


"Thanks again for the course - hands down best CPD I've ever done!"
Noel Chambers – Hebburn Comprehensive School, Tyne and Wear


"I really enjoyed working with Rachael and Claire.  Even though the course was remotely delivered they both were approachable, warm and easy to talk to."
Kathryn Jobling - Lobley Hill Primary School, Tyne and Wear


"Claire and Rachael were both incredibly sensitive, flexible, supportive and knowledgeable. Both were so engaging throughout and they really couldn't offer more for their learners. The online platform was very useful! This gave more flexibility and opportunity for catch ups when needed. An excellent idea if you have missed out on anything or need to look again."
Sophie Howarth – Blyth School, Nottingham
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Please book using the delegate's name and use a separate form for each delegate.

If a school books 5 or more people on the same course at the same time, we offer a discount of 10% which will be processed on your invoice. 

If you wish to book more people onto the same course at a later date, please contact us so we can calculate your final invoice accordingly. 

If you have any queries, please email us - [email protected], or complete the form below and we'll get back to you.

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