Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Work Place

Around 450 million people currently experience mental health problems. Recent reports suggest that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year. It’s important that employers are transparent and open about mental health issues. Increasing the understanding of mental health among staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support.

What is a mental health first aider?

A Mental Health First Aider in the workplace is the go-to person for anyone who is going through some form of mental health issue. This person may have to have an initial conversation with a colleague. The first aider will be present to help guide the person in distress to the relevant help that they need. They will also have the relevant knowledge to be able to spot someone who is developing a mental health issue. They will, therefore, be able to intervene before it escalates.

Would you benefit from a mental health first aider in your workplace?

In this fully online course, you will learn how to support individuals with their mental health, as well as what a mentally healthy environment is like. You’ll build an understanding of mental health problems and the support available in the workplace.This qualification gives you the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied in the workplace.


The objectives of this course are to:

  • Introduce and explore different types of mental ill-health, and factors that may increase the risk of mental ill-health in individuals.
  • Understand how to support individuals with mental ill-health within boundaries of own role.
  • Explore how to create a mentally healthy environment for individuals in a variety of settings.


Would you suggest a mental health first aider in your workplace?

Workers within a wide range of public services roles will interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day to day work lives across a number of sectors. This course may be useful to you if you work in the following sector(s)/area(s).

  • Customer service
  • Housing
  • Voluntary sector
  • Sport and recreation
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and tourism
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3 Weeks
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Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for individuals who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health.

Key facts:

  • Nationally recognised Level 2 Qualification
  • Unit 01 Exploring mental health
  • Unit 02 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
  • Unit 03 Understand a mentally healthy environment

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To apply or find out more information about the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Work Place course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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