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Training Course:

First Aid for Mental Health – FAA Level 2 Award (Level 5 Scotland) – 1 day

Course Introduction

This course is suitable for everyone within a workplace as it provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions as well as the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost a person towards professional help.

The course covers the content of the Level 1 course given above, but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.


A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom


Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

A range of methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).

A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.


A range of subjects are covered including:

What is First Aid for Mental Health?
Identifying mental health conditions
Providing advice and starting a conversation
Mental health conditions
Drugs and alcohol
First Aid for Mental Health action plan
First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

If you are interested and would like more information, or would like to book a place or places, please enquire now.

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