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Jigsaw pieces making up head with words in relating to mental healthCourse Overview

The Level 1 First Aid in Mental Health Awareness is a 4hr course that provides the foundation for First Aid in Mental Health. The minimum age for a person attending the course is 14yrs. It is therefore suitable for schools, clubs, colleges etc. Anyone can attend who wishes to be aware of Mental Health issues within their work or group environment and look to become a Mental Health champion.

This course will provide you with information concerning Mental Health at an entry level. The course is an introduction for a person to gain some knowledge about basic Mental Health issues prior to attending the Level 2 course in order to become a qualified First Aider in Mental Health.

Course Content

The range of subjects covered include:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying Mental Health conditions.
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation with someone who is experiencing a Mental Health issue.
  • Where you signpost them
  • Support Networks available for them to access.


There is a written question paper.


  • First Aid for Mental Health handout


On successful completion, learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 First Aid in Mental Health Awareness.

Additional information

Whilst only 4hrs long we are able to offer the course sessions to be spread over 4 weeks but each session must have a minimum of 2hrs. We are able to provide some flexibility to staff and employers, club members in this matter.

The minimum age is 14 years old, with parental or guardian consent required prior to the course for candidates under 18 years old.

Additional Mental Health ResourcesDice spelling out First Aid 4 Mental Health.

Our sister company has a range of resources on Mental Health, including the latest news, videos and professional contacts. For further information visit First Aid for Mental Health.


We deliver the courses across the UK, including but not limited to Brecon, Bristol, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli, Reading, Swansea and Worcester.