Qualsafe Academy

QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF)

A regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to develop your understanding of mental health issues in the workplace, as well as how best to support friends, relatives and employees experiencing poor mental health.

Course Overview

Understanding good mental health in the workplace has never been so important. Did you know that 595,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2017/18 and as a result 15.4 million working days were lost? The main work factors cited were workload pressures, including tight deadlines and too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification is intended to help address this and provide Learners with the confidence to support employees experiencing poor mental health.

By developing a greater understanding of common mental health issues, as well as how best to support and guide someone experiencing poor mental health, you can help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health.


What's Covered?

The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how to support, reassure and guide those experiencing poor mental health. What’s more, you will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health within your workplace, making it an ideal qualification for Mental Health Champions/First Aiders, Human Resources, Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders.

Throughout this 2 day course, you will also cover:

  • Identifying characteristics and features of common Mental Health conditions
  • Importance of own wellbeing as a Mental Health first aider
  • Best practice for employers in relation to Mental Health in the workplace
  • Support for those experiencing Mental Health issues whilst at work

The Qualsafe Academy team of highly-skilled Trainers have a wealth of experience and understanding in delivering Mental Health First Aid qualifications to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us. Throughout your course, you will be provided with an engaging learning experience; through the use of video, PowerPoint Presentations, case study analysis, real-life examples of Mental Health issues, group discussions, workbook activities and much more.

  • Things to consider before applying

    Before applying for this course, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

    • You must be at least 18 years old on the first day of training
    • You should have an interest in mental health

    To find out more about our entry requirements, please don’t hesitate to email us on info@qualsafeacademy.org or by calling 03303 11 20 21.

    Please be aware that for some individuals the content covered within this qualification maybe distressing. If you have any concerns that you may be potentially affected by any of the content then please do not hesitate to contact Qualsafe Awards for further details.

    Note: To remain an approved Mental Health First Aider in the Workplace learners will need to update their QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) accordingly.

  • Course dates

    The next upcoming course dates are as follows:

    Location Date Price

    6th – 7th February 2020


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