MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Our Courses 

TYF have been delivering courses to intrepid adventures and outdoor professionals for over thirty years. The wild playgrounds of the St. Davids peninsular are the ideal backdrop to conversations around wellbeing, mindfullness and mental health. 


Mental Health

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is thebiggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best. 


Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shownthat a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. The Health and Safety Executive(HSE) guidance 'First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace. 


For more information on our mental health courses click here


Bookings

Select the course from the list below to book a course. We will then email you to arrange a date and time that works for you. This course will be held on Zoom. For more information please email learn@tyf.com.

£30.00
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

The Course

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) / Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4


Course Aim

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, howto start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professionalhelp. 


Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress.Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcareprofessionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where theycan go to get help.


Qualification Structure

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated QualificationsFramework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).


The qualification consists of one manditory unit:

 - Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health


Entry Requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 18 or over.It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners shouldcontact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy. 


However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacyskills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.


Duration

The qualification has 2 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 5 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contacthours that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor. 


TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of howlong the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.


Certification

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annualrefresher training.The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. 


Progression

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress on to the FAA Award in First Aid for Mental Health or the FAA Award in Supervising/Leading First Aid for Mental Health qualifications. FAA also offer qualifications in health & safety including manual handling and fire safety,food safety, safeguarding, first aid and related subjects if a learner wanted to diversify. 


Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

A regulated qualification has set learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The learning outcomes describe the skills and knowledge alearner will gain by successfully completing the qualification. The assessment criteria state the skills, knowledge and competence a learnerwill be required to demonstrate during the course assessment


Assessment

The qualification is assessed by professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner hasa maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not beshared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training, and the regulatory bodies asrequired.There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

The Course

FAA Level 2 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) / Award in First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 5


Course Aim

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, howto start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professionalhelp. 


Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how toimplement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcareprofessionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where theycan go to get help.


Qualification Structure

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA).FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated QualificationsFramework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).


The qualification consists of one manditory unit:

 - Award in First Aid for Mental Health


Entry Requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 18 or over.It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners shouldcontact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy. 


However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacyskills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.


Duration

The qualification has 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contacthours that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor. TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of howlong the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet.


Certification

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annualrefresher training.The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. 


Progression

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award inLeading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6. 


Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

A regulated qualification has set learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The learning outcomes describe the skills and knowledge alearner will gain by successfully completing the qualification. The assessment criteria state the skills, knowledge and competence a learnerwill be required to demonstrate during the course assessment


Assessment

The qualification is assessed by professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner hasa maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not beshared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training, and the regulatory bodies asrequired.There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

The Course

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) / Award in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6.


Course Aim

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditionsand learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how tostart a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. 


Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understandhow to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace. 


Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcareprofessionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where theycan go to get help


Qualification Structure

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards (FAA). FAA are an awarding organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).


The qualification consists of one manditory unit:

 - Supervising First Aid for Mental Health


Entry Requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 18 or over.It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners shouldcontact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy. 


However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacyskills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.


Duration

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 14 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contacthours that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor. 


TQT includes GLH but considers unsupervised learning and is an estimate of howlong the average learner will take to achieve the qualification.It is beneficial for the learner to undertake additional independent learning for example, by doing research on the internet


Certification

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annualrefresher training.The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years. 


Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

A regulated qualification has set learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The learning outcomes describe the skills and knowledge alearner will gain by successfully completing the qualification. The assessment criteria state the skills, knowledge and competence a learnerwill be required to demonstrate during the course assessment


Assessment

The qualification is assessed by professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call. The learner hasa maximum of 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This recording will be kept following the FAA Data Protection Policy and will not beshared with any person except for quality assurance purposes by FAA, the FAA centre providing the training, and the regulatory bodies asrequired.There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.