Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people performing at their best.

Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers.

FAA Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

What will I learn?

• Provides participants with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions.
• Learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers.
• Learn how to start a supportive conversation.
• When and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.
• Recognise and manage stress.
• Understand the impact of substance abuse.

Other information:

This qualification meets the requirements for training first aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first aid needs assessment, for example Team Leaders, Supervisors and HR Managers.

Assessment is through two written assessment papers and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health.

Course dates

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th April, 2 day course


This course will be held at The Focus Training Group, Plymouth