Can be taught accredited or non accredited
Level 1: 3 hours teaching
Level 2: 6 hours teaching
Level 3: 12 hours teaching.
HSE strongly advises that all workplaces give equal priority to both mental and physical health first aid, which is why we have developed our Mental Health First Aid course. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of different mental health conditions, available techniques and resources for supporting mental health, and reducing the stigma of mental health in the workplace. Upon completion, participants will be credited with Level 2 Mental Health First Aid, enabling them to serve as mental health supervisors in the workplace.
To recognise the distinction between “mental health”, “mental illness” and “mental condition”.
To identify the social, physical and mental impact of having a mental health condition.
To understand the aetiology (causes) and epistemology of mental illness.
To develop confidence for encouraging discussions and reducing stigma about mental health in the workplace.
To recognise what support and services are available for signposting.
To learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions.
To effectively record incidents involving mental health in the workplace.
To recognise available strategies and resources for improving and maintaining mental health.
To understand the importance of promoting mental health in the workplace.