First Aid for Mental Health (Level 5)

Regulated & SQA accredited

Valid 3 years

Age 18+

Suitable for the workplace


Course Summary:

This course can be delivered as face to face learning or distanced learning.  Online courses take a minimum of 7 learning hours, delivered over 2 half day sessions and individual assessment.

The qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of common mental health conditions, start a supportive conversation and signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.  

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, however they will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

Topics include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm


There are 2 assessments for this course: a theoretical question paper and a practical structured conversation. The distanced learning course is assessed by professional discussion with the Trainer/Assessor and evidenced by a recorded video call. 

Reasonable Adjustment:

 It is often possible to make adaptations for learners who have a disability, medical condition or learning need.  If you think you might need additional help to complete any part of this course or the assessment, please let us know at the time of booking.

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