QA L3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Work Place

The QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health, develop an understanding on how best to support, reassure and signpost colleagues to professional support. What’s more, candidates will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to actively promote positive mental health within their workplace, making it an ideal qualification for mental health champions/first aiders, human resources, managers, supervisors and team leaders.

  • • Identify what is meant by the terms Mental Health
    • Identify what is meant by the terms Mental Health First Aid
    • Give examples of how poor mental health can affect employers
    • Give examples of why positive mental health is important to employees
    • Recognise contributory factors of work-related stress
    • State importance of own self-care as a Mental Health first aider
    • Identify own role as a Mental Health first aider
    • State legislation associated with Mental Health in the workplace
    • Identify employers’ moral duty to employees regarding Mental Health and well being
    • Give examples of how to promote a culture of positive Mental Health within the workplace
    • Identify characteristics and features of common Mental Health conditions
    • Recognise signs of work-related stress
    • Recognise psychological symptoms of stress
    • Identify different types of anxiety
    • State different types of eating disorders
    • Recognise signs of depression
    • Identify best practice for employers in relation to mental health in the workplace
    • Identify key features within Mental Health first aid at work action plan
    • Identify appropriate coping strategies to assist individulas who are demonstrating symptoms of Mental ill-Health
    • Identify how to introduce core standards for Mental Health in the workplace
    • Identify support for those who are experiencing Mental Health issues whilst at work
    • State provisions available to those off work whilst experiencing Mental Health issues
    • Identify others that can assist in Mental Health crisis both locally and nationally