Date(s) - July 23,2024 - July 30,2024
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


Ibis Hotel




About The Event

Date: 23rd and 30th July 2024

Times: 09:30 – 17:30

Venue: The Ibis Hotel in Bridgwater

RCPA Members’ Cost: – £245 per person (non-member cost is £345)

Contact: Jo Ashton


Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid (RQF)

Throughout this 2-day course, learners will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively promote positive mental health in the workplace by covering a range of topics, including: understanding mental health and its importance, awareness of their own wellbeing as a Mental Health First Aider, common mental health conditions, how to support those experiencing poor mental health at work with tools such as active listening and non-judgemental support.


What’s covered on the course

  • Learn how to spot the signs and support people that are struggling with a wide range of mental health conditions, including:
    • Depression
    • Suicide
    • Anxiety Disorders (including OCD, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and PTSD)
    • Eating Disorders
    • Psychosis
    • Self-Injury
  • We look at each condition in detail and hear from people that have real lived experience of some of these conditions, which gives learners a deep understanding of what someone experiencing symptoms may be experiencing.
  • Understand and learn about the symptoms a person may be experiencing, what to say and how to support an individual in the best way for them.
  • The mental health continuum and the differences between mental health and mental illness, and the judgment and discrimination that is often felt around this topic due to stigma and lack of understanding.
  • Risk and Protective factors to our mental health and learn how to implement health habits and coping techniques, including self-care.
  • Stress and how to recognise, manage and cope with stress – this is a very important part of the course as stress is always present in any mental health condition, whether it’s the cause, a symptom or both.
  • Case Studies looking at scenarios and what we can do to help, what to say and where to access and signpost to the correct support, along with how to provide ongoing support.
  • Where and how to access support and different types of support that are available.
  • Recovery and Wellbeing Recovery Action Plans


This 2-day course is packed full of useful, helpful and lifesaving information to help others and yourself.

All training materials, certificate, ongoing support provided, along with lunch and refreshments and free parking on both days included in cost.
Cost is £245 for RCPA Members, a saving of £100 on usual course price of £345.

If you have any queries, please contact Jo Ashton –