Mental Health Awareness Course

Course Introduction

Who should attend?


  • Employers have a legal duty of care to ensure that employees are provided with a safe working environment and must take reasonable care to prevent personal injury (including mental or physical harm) that may arise in the workplace.
  • Our half-day Level 1 Mental Health Awareness course is suitable for all employees (in any work environment) who would benefit from understanding more about Mental Health and how to support themselves and colleagues in the workplace. The course is introductory, and no prior knowledge or training is required.
  • It will raise awareness of Mental Health, encourage early intervention to aid recovery, increase confidence in dealing with Mental Health issues and will reduce stigma in the workplace.
  • The syllabus for this Mental Health First aid course is as specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is fully compliant with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

    • This course is suitable for those looking to understand and improve their knowledge about mental health and to learn the skills to support their own and others’ positive wellbeing in the workplace.
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Did you know?

There is a relationship between Mental Health and the workplace:

  • 25% of people have left their job due to Mental Health issues
  • 68% of people feel that their employer should be doing more to address Mental Health issues at work
  • 40% of people have taken a day or longer off work due to Mental Health issues
  • 20% of people say that their company has a Mental Health wellbeing policy that they know about
  • 25% of people feel their workplace is contributing negatively to their mental wellbeing

Course Overview

  • In this Mental Health Awareness course, we will increase learners’ understanding of common mental health conditions and their own Mental Health, including how or when it might suffer, and what they can do about it.
  • This course will take at least 4 hours to complete.  These hours will be delivered in half a day.
  • The Mental Health Awareness course is an excellent way to support your nominated Workplace Mental Health First Aiders and create a culture of wellness within your organisation.

Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a delegate feels overwhelmed, they will be fully supported, but can leave the course at any time.

• What is Mental Health First Aid?

• Providing advice and starting a conversation

• What factors can affect our Mental Health?

• Support and signposting to professional help

• Identifying Mental Health conditions

• Overcoming stigma

• Recognising when someone is in crisis

• How to create a positive workplace culture

  • The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.
  • The instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.
  • On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 1 (RQF) Mental Health Awareness Certificate, which is valid for three years.
  • This course is Regulated by Ofqual under their Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) and accredited by the FAA.
  • Annual refresher training is also recommended by the HSE

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