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Level 2 Mental Health First Aid

Our First Aid for Mental Health Level 2 course enables attendees to understand what mental health is and why individuals develop mental health conditions and the role of a first aider.
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Learn how to provide advice and practical support for an individual presenting a mental health condition.

What is mental health? What is first aid for mental health? How can mental health impact an individual’s day to day life? What is stigma around mental health? What are some early warning signs of a mental health problem? How do you start a difficult conversation about mental health? When should you contact emergency services? What is stress? What is depression? What is anxiety? What is psychosis? What is an eating disorder? What is suicide? What is self-harm? What is substance misuse? What is alcohol misuse? How can drugs and alcohol affect an individual’s mental health?

Our First Aid for Mental Health Level 2 course will help you to answer the questions above and more.

In 2020, 31% of adults showed sign of moderate or severe depression compared to 10% in 2019.

Through our First Aid Mental Health Level 2 course, you will gain an understanding of what mental health is. You will learn why individuals develop mental health conditions. You will learn the roles of a first aider. You will learn how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition. You will learn the stigma around mental health and how this can affect an individual. You will learn when you should contact emergency services. You will learn what depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, suicide, and self-harm is. You will also learn what support is available.

What does Level 2 Mental Health First Aid cover?

  • Know how to provide advice and support for a person presenting with a mental health condition and know when to contact emergency services.
  • Understand how to recognise a mental health condition and signpost towards the correct care and support services.
  • Understand, recognise, and manage a variety of mental health conditions, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and psychosis.
  • Recognise how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

Who is our Level 2 Mental Health First Aid for?

Our First Aid for Mental Health Level 2 course is for anyone wanting to become a mental health first aider, including line managers, carers, wellbeing/ mental health champions, HR professionals, health and safety representatives and medical professionals.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss what mental health is, why individuals develop mental health conditions and the role of a first aider.
  • Discuss how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition.
  • Recognise what stress is and how to manage it.
  • Be able to recognise a range of mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate the impact of substance abuse on mental health.
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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