Leadership of First Aid for Mental Health (Level 6)

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 14 learning hours, delivered over 4 half day sessions and an individual assessment lasting up to 1 hour.

The qualification provides learners with a good understanding of  a range of mental health conditions, skills to provide a first aid response for someone suffering a mental health crisis and the knowledge to signpost a person to appropriate professional help.  

Learners will know how to recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse. They will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

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:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance misuse


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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