Course Overview

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health.
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition.
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress.
  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions.
  • Understand the impact of substance abuse on mental health.
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.


What qualifications do I need?

No formal entry requirements

What can I do after?

Further study

Programme Information

Campus: Paisley

Start Dates: to be confirmed

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Price: £250.00  

My application

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