What is first aid for mental health?

First aid for mental health is the initial support provided to a person experiencing a mental health problem until professional help is received or until the crisis is resolved.

The aims of first aid for mental health:

  • Preserve life where a person could be a danger to themselves or others
  • Alleviate suffering by providing immediate comfort and support
  • Prevent the condition from developing into a more serious problem
  • Promote recovery of good mental health by signposting and obtaining professional support
First Aider for Mental Health badge showing a ear indicating someone listening.

Training Courses

We are pleased to offer a variety of First Aid for Mental Health qualifications. Nuco Training are the Awarding Organisation used with all the qualifications delivered being Ofqual regulated, meaning you’re never compromising on quality when selecting us over more expensive national organisations.

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