Supervising Mental Health First Aid
(2 Day)

Course Overview

Mental Health events in the workplace are on the increase, due to many factors. New figures published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for 2018/19 show that days lost at work due to stress, anxiety or depression, are on the rise. It is thought these numbers could be higher, due to employees not willing to declare they suffer from a mental health condition or illness. Greater understanding of mental health, and knowing what a business can do to support their employees is pivotal in helping remove the stigma displayed towards these employees. Employees need to feel safe, secure, supported and valued within the workplace, regardless of a mental health diagnosis or not.

84% of all UK line managers believe they are responsible for employees wellbeing, but only 24% feel they have received adequate training. Effective training for managers of all levels within your organisation, will help them understand their responsibilities and plan reasonable adjustments at work to fully support all employees. The implementation of a positive Mental Health Policy at work, will enhance your business status, reduce staff turnover, reduce staff absence, and a reduction in business costs.

Level 3 (Level 6 - Scotland)
Certificate Validity 3 Years
Duration 2 Day
Prerequisites None
Assessment The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the day. There is a written assessment at the end of both days.

What You Will Learn (Day 1)

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities of the Mental Health First Aider
  • Identifying Mental Health conditions - risk factors & early warning signs
  • Providing advice & starting a difficult conversation
  • Provision of ‘safe places’ in the workplace
  • First Aid action Plan at work for Mental Health (practical element)
  • First Aid for an immediate Mental Health crisis at Work
  • Signposting to professional help
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Brief understanding of - self harm; eating disorders; suicide; psychosis

What You Will Learn (Day 2)

  • Recap of Day 1
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

We use the latest training aids to deliver the best quality training to you

We show a range of interesting videos, explaining a range of conditions. We have also devised some fun interactive tasks/games to help in the understanding of all conditions we cover.

Course Location + Duration

We deliver our open public courses at Unit 8, Somerville Court, Banbury Business Park, Adderbury OX17 3SN

The HSE require 12 hours contact training for this course, which can be delivered in 2 days. The days can be split but must be completed within a 6 week period.

Delegates must attend all sessions during both days to be eligible for successful assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

Who Should Attend?

All employees who wish to become qualified Mental health First Aiders in the workplace.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 3 (RQF) (Level 6 in Scotland) Supervising Mental Health First Aid Certificate, which is valid for three years. This course is Regulated by Ofqual under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA. All our Mental Health courses are designed to follow the guidelines set by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) & the National Health Service (NHS).


Our prices are hard to beat and we always work with you to ensure that you get the best training for your budget.

Give us a call (01608 656100) to book today and we will let you know what value we can add.

How Do I Book This Course?

To book this course simply call us on 01608 656100 or book via our website.

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