A nationally recognised and regulated qualification, specifically designed for existing QA Centre IQAs required to develop occupational competence in mental health. It enables IQAs to develop their understanding of mental health issues in the workplace, as well as how best to support friends, relatives, and employees experiencing mental health issues.
Understanding mental health in the workplace has never before been so important. Did you know that in 2017/18, 595,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety and as a result, 15.4 million working days were lost? The main factors cited were workload pressures including tight deadlines, too much responsibility, and a lack of managerial support.
The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification has been designed to address these issues and provide IQA-qualified, QA Centre learners with the confidence and occupational competence to help facilitate mental health initiatives and employee support.
The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) qualification has been specifically designed for QA Centre IQAs* who need to be able to demonstrate their knowledge of mental health and develop an understanding of how to support, reassure and guide those experiencing mental health issues.
As a learner, you will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively promote positive mental health within your own workplace, making it the ideal qualification for mental health champions/first aiders, Human Resources, managers, supervisors, and team leaders.
During this 2-day course, you will also cover:
- Identifying characteristics and features of common mental health conditions
- The importance of your own wellbeing as a Mental Health First Aider
- Best practices for employers in relation to mental health in the workplace
- Supporting those experiencing mental health issues at work
Our team of highly-skilled trainers have a wealth of experience and knowledge of delivering mental health first aid qualifications, ensuring you get the most out of your experience with us.
During the course, our trainers will provide an engaging learning experience through the use of video, PowerPoint presentations, case study analyses, real-life examples of mental health issues, group discussions, workbook activities, and much more.
*What is a QA Centre IQA? Individuals that are part of an existing Qualsafe Awards training centre that possess an Internal Quality Assurance qualification. Learn more about how to become IQA-qualified here.
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 course entry requirements, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03303 11 20 21.
Please be aware that the contents covered in this qualification may be distressing for some individuals. If you are concerned that you may be affected by any of the course content, please contact Qualsafe Academy 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) every 3 years.
Upon confirming your place on a mental health first aid course you will be sent a **FREE** learner pack which will include this complimentary course guide, workbook, and manual.
Not only will this book provide you with invaluable support, including interactive exercises, whilst in the classroom but it can also be used upon completing your course as a toolkit that will guide you in wide-ranging contexts where mental health and wellbeing support is required.