In health and safety all precautions are put in place to keep everyone physically safe, but there is no real parameters to keep people psychologically safe, which is what this training aims to provide. First Aid for Mental Health is a system of how to manage and support mental health issues and conditions in the workplace.


Mental Health First Aid training will equip learners with knowledge and awareness on a range of mental health illnesses enabling the recognition of common signs and symptoms either during a mental health crisis or during the development of a mental health illness. This training course is not intended to replace the input of a medically trained professional, but to highlight awareness of mental health issues and conditions within the workplace. Following attendance, employees will be able to identify the signs of mental health issues and implement appropriate and timely interventions to support colleagues experiencing distress. 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.


10% of children will suffer with a mental health issue.

10% of people will experience some form of depression.

Mental Health carries an economic and social cost of € 8.2 billion per annum in Ireland (Economic And Social Research Institute)

Anxiety and Stress are found to be the second biggest cause of work related illness in Ireland.


Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for anyone who leads a team or anyone with interest in supporting others with mental health conditions and gives attendees the necessary skills and knowledge to help people experiencing distress due to mental health conditions.

Learning Outcomes  First Aid for Mental Health


  • Introduction to mental health
  • Learn to recognise the signs and symptoms associated with anxiety and depression
  • Learn how to develop empathic listening skills
  • Tools to challenging stigma
  • Improve productivity within the workplace
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Improved performance from individuals and teams

Course Outline

  • Know what mental health is and why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a Mental Health First Aider
  • Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting a mental health condition
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress
  • Know how to recognise and identify range mental conditions
  • Understanding the impact of substance abuse on mental health
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place
  • Know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace

Courses Available

QNUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF).

QNUK Level 2 Award in Mental Health at Work (RQF).

QNUK Level 3 Award in Mental Health at Work (RQF).


First Aid for Mental Health is an accredited course awarded by QNUK.

QNUK is the quality control body in the United Kingdom.






Half Day

Mental Health Awareness

Level 1

Level 3

Full Day

First Aid for Mental Health

Level 2

Level 5

2 Days

First Aid for Mental Health in the Workplace

Level 3

Level 6


Each student on completion is awarded a certificate by QNUK, which is valid for 3 years.