Mental Health First Aid Yeovil

Did you know we also offer Mental Health First Aid courses in Yeovil, Somerset?

Lightning Training Solutions have been at the forefront of mental health first aid for a number of years, with increasing media coverage highlighting the need for greater awareness towards mental health, particularly in the workplace and at home where help may not be easily accessible.

The recent pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, for some of us, creating a melting pot of heightened feelings, whether thats spending too much time with a partner, trying to work around homeschooling, or for single households, an increased sense of loneliness with no-one to speak or interact with.

All of these issues can take its toll on both body and mind, which is why we have been working with the local community by offering online mental first aid courses from home safely.

Our courses can help you, and those around you, feel more positive, whilst learning life skills on how to assess, help and be pro-active towards mental health.

Once life has returned to whatever normal might be, our mental health first aid mentors will begin booking premises in and around the Yeovil area so you can attend safely and securely.

These are available in three formats; half day which is around 4 hours where you will learn how to identify mental health conditions, provide advice and start conversations on topics such as stress and anxiety.

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Our full day course involves more areas surrounding mental health first aid including conditions such as alcohol and drug abuse, creating an action plan, and dealing with mental health in the workplace.

Finally, and our most popular mental health first aid course as it covers more topics, is a two-day program and features more in-depth subjects such as suicide, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, self-harm and many more.

Whatever course may be of interest, each offers full certification.

Half day awards a Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health, A full day Level 2 Award in Awareness for First Aid, and finally if you decide to take the 2-day course, the certification achieved would be a Level 3 Award in Awareness for First Aid.

Each is subject to the successful assessment, which each certificate lasting 3 years.

You can find out more about our mental health first aid courses in Yeovil here.

Alternatively, you can e-mail us enquiries@lightningtrainingsolutions.co.uk or call us on 01935 473575.

Did you know?

Almost one in five (19%) of UK adults feeling hopeless

1. What is mental health first aid?

Mental health first aid is a course that teaches members of the public how to assist a person developing a mental health problem, or is experiencing a downward spiral for an existing mental health issue.

2. What does a mental health first aider do?

A mental health first aider’s role in the workplace is to act as a first point of contact for people with mental health issues, providing support and guidance to their colleagues. Also to signpost people who may be in crisis.

3. What skills are required to be a mental health first aider?

✔ An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing.

✔ The ability to listen and not judge.

✔ Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.

✔ Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress.

✔ Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.

4. How much does a mental health first aid course cost?

We offer half day, full day and 2-day courses. Our prices are set out below.

Length:Cost Per CourseCost Per Person
Half Day£550£50
One Day£1375£125
Two Days£2200£200

Please note:
Maximum of 12 people per course.
All prices are subject to VAT
Terms and Conditions apply.

Did you know?

More than one-quarter (27%) of unemployed people feeling hopeless

5. What areas are covered in your mental health first aid courses?

This depends on what course you’re thinking of enrolling on.

During our half day mental health first aid course, the following content is covered:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions

Opting to enrol on our fullday course to learn about:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace

The two-day course covers many more mental health first aid topics such as:

  • What is First Aid for Mental Health?
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Self-harm
  • Providing advice and starting a conversation
  • Suicide
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Mental health conditions
  • Personality disorders
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Bipolar disorder
  • First Aid for Mental Health action plan
  • Psychosis
  • First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

6.Where are your mental health first aid courses held in Yeovil?

As you can see, all our venues that we hire offer superb ventilation, with appropriate spacing between desks.

We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible, and are always willing to accomodate any requests you may have.

Feel free to browse through our additional photos on our Google My Business page.

Our online mental health first aid courses are usually undertaken using Zoom. This serves our purpose well as it offers screen sharing and gives us the opportunity to be as close to the training as possible.

A login is provided to you before our online training begins.

7. How to book yourself, or a colleague, onto a
mental health first aid course in Yeovil?

Its very easy to book, or register your interest in enrolling on one of our mental health first aid courses in Yeovil.

Simply head over to our contact page below.

All of our mental health first aid Yeovil courses can either be delivered face to face (open course dates to be published via website), at a employers premise or via zoom.

8. What to expect if you enrol on one of our mental health first aid course.

A range of teaching methods are used which includes both practical and open or multiple choice questions.

“Great course, professionally presented. I will use Lightning Training Solutions Ltd again for my organisation.”

LYNN GOWER

” Very good course, my Staff thank you for the effort that was put into the course and we all enjoyed learning with you. We never thought First aid could be so enjoyable.”

TOM DEVLIN

9. What certifications do I receive after participating in a mental health first aid course in Yeovil?

As previously mentioned, this depends on the length of course your enrolled on.

Half day: A Level 1 Award in Awareness for First Aid for Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

This qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

Full Day: A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health, subject to successful assessment.

Two Days: A Level 3 Award in First Aid for Mental Health, subject to successful assessment.

All mental health first aid qualifications are valid for 3 years.

You can also read our terms and conditions for any further information.

Did you know?

Almost one-third (32%) of young adults aged 18-24 feeling hopeless

10. What are the benefits of being a mental health first aid qualified person?

Once qualified, there are many benefits in becoming a mental health firs aider.

You will feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem, whilst learning to spot early signs of mental health.

As well as providing help on a first aid basis, you can also help prevent people from hurting themsleves, and others.

Helping someone along the path to recovery is highly rewarding, even if you’ve offered guidance to where they can get support.

Useful Information

We deliver courses via Nuco, with the awarding body the FAA, which includes:

  • FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
  • FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)
  • FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Contact Us

Tel: 01935 473575

Mobile: 07910 407443

Email: enquiries@lightningtrainingsolutions.co.uk