Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health

The level 1 course is aimed at providing delegates with knowledge of how to potentially identify suspected mental health conditions. It gives guidance on how to start the conversation and be able to sign post the person to towards professional help. 


Learning Outcomes:Assessment Criteria 
Know what mental health is, why people

develop mental health conditions and the

role of a First Aider for mental health

  • Define mental health
  • Indicate understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health
  • Understand the role of a First Aider for mental health

Know how to provide advice and practical

support for a person presenting a mental

health condition

  • Outline the advice that should be provided to a person suffering from a suspected
  • mental health condition
  • Know when to contact the emergency services in respect of first aid for mental health

Know how to recognise and manage stress 

  • Identify signs of stress
  • State how stress can be managed
Know how to recognise a range of mental

health conditions


Identify signs and/or symptoms for the following mental health conditions:

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