This 12-hour qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will
know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
Successful learners completing this qualification will become a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ and be able to utilise the skills and knowledge gained within their workplace and private life.
Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.
- Courses for employers who support apprentices
- Courses for employers who would like to take on apprentices
How will I learn:
Collaborative Apprenticeships courses are offered for free (fully funded) to eligible participants. The project is funded by the European Social Fund and (ESF) managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges.
You are eligible to apply for this course if you are over 16 and live or work in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York districts. Further restrictions apply, please enquire to find out more.
Leeds City College
Leeds City College is part of The Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest further education institutions in the country with more than 20,000 students studying specialist technical and vocational qualifications in campuses across the Leeds City Region. Working with over 1000 employer partners we are transforming the way we boost employer skills development, recognising the vital part we can play in supporting businesses of all sizes by using our expertise in delivering training and development to employers…
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