Mental Health First-Aider

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Our Mental Health First-Aider course will give you an insight into the roles and responsibilities of a mental health first aider and you will learn about the different types of mental health conditions and how to support someone.

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Course Description

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All about this Mental Health First-Aider course

A mental health first-aider is needed when someone is struggling to cope with an ongoing mental health condition or when they are going through a mental health episode or crisis. Their role is to spot signs of potential problems, assess possible risks to the person and others, listen without judgement, give assistance or encourage the person to seek further help.

Throughout this course you will explore the different types of mental health issues and the signs and symptoms. You will then look at the roles and responsibilities of a mental health first-aider and how to recognise when someone is struggling. The course will end by looking at how to put mental health first aid into action.

Please note this course will not qualify you to become a mental health first-aider, instead it should be completed as an introduction into mental health first aid, or for those already qualified to refresh their skills and knowledge.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Suitable for a range of workplaces
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – The types of mental health issues – In the first unit you will cover statistics on mental health issues in the UK, a range of mental health issues, factors that can affect mental health, as well as the signs and symptoms of different mental health issues. The unit will finish with exploring the difference between a mental health condition, episode and crisis.
  • Unit 2 – The roles and responsibilities of a mental health first aider – In this unit you will look at the aims of mental health first aid and consider the role and responsibilities of a mental health first-aider, including raising awareness within your organisation of the need for good mental health in order to protect staff well-being.
  • Unit 3 –Recognising when someone is struggling – In this unit you will consider ways to access whether someone is struggling with their mental health, you will also learn about two mental health action plan protocols that can be used when making the judgement. You will also cover how someone with a mental health disability can be helped in the workplace.
  • Unit 4 – Putting mental health first aid into action – In the final unit of the course you will look at how to put attributes and behaviours needed for mental health first aid work into practice and how to encourage others to engage with the support offered. The unit looks at non-urgent and urgent warning signs. It also considers urgent actions that should be taken in the event of an emergency.
Midlothian Mental Health training

Mental Health training for our friends at Midlothian Council.

“I have found the website very useful and easy to navigate. Very easy to enrol users. Very helpful staff if you have any issues. I would highly recommend them.”

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Midlothian Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Mental Health First-Aider course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Mental Health First-Aider course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Mental Health First-Aider course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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