First Aid for Mental Health - more info

3 part online course via Zoom 

Wednesday 12th July, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday 26th July, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday 2nd August, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best. This course is aimed at artists, craft makers and art workers at all stages in their career who work with people in community or socially engaged projects and want to gain an accreditation from the First Aid Awards (SCQF level 5).

This 6-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. 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 to implement a positive mental health culture in their workplace. Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

Please find more information and learning outcomes here: Qualification Specification (PDF)



The whole course will be delivered live online with everyone together then each person will have a 1:1 with the trainer online, at an agreed time for them (takes approx 15 minutes) to complete a professional discussion applying the action plan for mental health that was discussed throughout the course. This will include a 13 question assessment mainly multiple choice answers all relatable to the content delivered and the candidate needs to achieve 20 out of a possible 27 points to pass. Each question will be spoken over with the trainer and the answer typed up together.


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Being as this course is accredited you will need to attend all three online sessions in person and then complete the assessment. Sessions will not be recorded and so please make sure you are able to attend all the dates before reserving your place. Spaces are limited to 16 people and allocated on a first come, first served basis. We will hold a reserve list and may run the course again if it’s over subscribed.

Please email Kirsten on [email protected] to register your interest.

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