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First Aid for Mental Health

Knowing how to spot the signs of when a person is struggling and be able to offer help are key in our busy world.​

Trustworthy Services' Paul Lailey says:

"I am passionate about improving people’s awareness of Mental health issues. Pressures in the workplace can lead to unnecessary stress and be detrimental to mental health. I provide a number of Mental Health awareness and supervision courses to provide individuals and organisations with the knowledge and understanding of how to recognise and offer appropriate support to people who are struggling with aspects of their mental health."

We offer the following courses to give you a good understanding of First Aid for Mental Health.

FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

This half-day course explores the concept of First Aid for Mental Health, how to identify different types of mental health conditions, differentiate between these and signs of stress and how to go about signposting to sources offering help and support, including how to initiate a conversation around this.

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

This one-day course covers all aspects of the half day course, whilst also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol on mental health, creating a mental health action plan and how a positive mental health culture can be supported in the workplace. 

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health (RQF)

This one-day course is suitable for anyone working with children, such as carers, teachers, youth group leaders and young adults. It is, of course also valuable to parents. On this course you'll explore key topics that particularly influence the mental health of young people. and you will understand what we mean when we refer to mental health, explore the stigma around it and identify a range of factors that can affect a young person's mental health.


The course will also cover: 

  • How to identify signs of stress

  • How stress can be managed

  • How to identify mental health conditions including:

    • Depression

    • Anxiety

    • Psychosis

    • Eating disorders

    • Suicide

    • Self-harm

    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Mental health challenges as a result of bullying

  • How to spot signs of drug and alcohol misuse

  • Understanding the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and how to put it into place

  • Knowing when it is appropriate to contact the emergency services 

  • Understanding legal consent and safeguarding responsibilities when working with children