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First Aid for Mental Health (Level 2) – Evening Course
August 17 @ 7:00 pm - August 19 @ 9:00 pm
Duration: This course runs over 6 hours spread over 3 evenings. (2 hours each evening)
Who is the course for
This course is suitable for everyone but has been designed to primarily help section leaders and assistant section leaders in assisting GSLs/DESCs to encourage a positive mental health culture within their group/section/unit. The course will equip learners with the skills to recognise mental health issues in young people and adult volunteers and signpost to professional support/the Scout Safeguarding team when required.
Mental Health First Aid won’t teach you to be a therapist, but – just like physical first aid – it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. The course will cover a range of the most common mental health conditions and provide advice on how to comfort a person with a mental health issue and prevent it from becoming more serious until professional help arrives.
- What is First Aid for Mental Health?
- Identifying mental health conditions
- Providing advice and starting a conversation
- Drugs and alcohol
- First Aid for Mental Health action plan
- First Aid for Mental Health in Scouting
Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health. This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.
The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
The qualification is assessed through both a practical demonstration of the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and a short multiple-choice question paper. A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
A maximum of 16 leaders can be accommodated on this course.