Course overview

Everyone knows the story of Vincent Van Gogh, right? About the ear? Or was it just part of it? The details aren’t clear. What’s likely is that Vincent struggled with his mental health. In his time, doctors just weren’t equipped to deal with mental health problems, so he didn’t receive the support he needed.

Thankfully, we live in a time when mental-health symptoms are being recognised and support is being provided. Unfortunately, many of these symptoms can often be heightened while at work. A mental health first aider acts as an advocate for mental health in the workplace, and operates as a point of contact for those who are suffering.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the role of a mental health first aider in the workplace
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms for a range of mental health conditions
  • Demonstrate your knowledge to reduce stigmas and enact positive change in the workplace
  • Identify how to become a mental health first aider

Why take this course?

This course is for everyone because, sadly, mental-health issues are common in every workplace. You’ll see what a mental health first aider is, what the signs and symptoms are for a range of mental health conditions, and how mental health first aider can provide assistance and guidance for their colleagues. Please note that this is a short course, and only touches on some of the more common mental health problems. It will not qualify individuals to diagnose or treat mental ill-health, and learners may not be called mental-health first aiders based on completion of this course alone.

Course resources

Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required). 

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Mental Health First Aider – eLearning
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