First Aid for Mental Health Training

We run two First Aid for Mental Health courses through our training partners Cultivate Coaching and Teach Well Alliance. The courses aim to increase your understanding of mental health and give you the tools and techniques to support those with mental health issues in your school, academy or college. 

First Aid Award (FAA) First Aid for Mental Health - 1 day 6 hours

A basic course in First Aid in Mental Health, tailored to all staff working in schools from teachers and teaching assistants to admin staff and senior leaders.

First Aid Award (FAA) Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health - 2 days 12 hours

A comprehensive course in Supervising and Leading First Aid in Mental Health, tailored to staff who have a lead role in implementing a culture of staff/pupil wellbeing and mental health in schools but are not qualified teachers.

To know more about the specifics of each of our mental health for first aid courses for school staff, get in touch

Why teachers should I choose our First Aid for Mental Health training?

There are three reasons why you should choose our First Aid for Mental Health courses:

  • We only use qualified First Aid for Mental Health Instructors who are also teachers. We understand what schools and colleges require of their First Aid for Mental Health staff.
  • Our certificates are issued by FAA, an awarding body, are nationally accredited and are part of the RQF framework of qualifications.
  • Suneta and Steve have excellent knowledge and understanding of the signs and causes of mental ill-health. They combine their qualifications with their experience as teachers to enhance the First Aid for Mental Health courses they offer to teaching professionals.

Smile Education offers teachers the opportunity to gain a first aid for mental health qualification

Steve Walters and Suneta Bagri run a First Aid for Mental Health Training course for schools

Who are the courses run by?

Our mental health first aider courses are run by fully qualified Instructors in First Aid for Mental Health, Suneta Bagri, Cultivate Coaching and Steve Waters, Teach Well Alliance. Both trainers have first-hand experience of working in a school.

Suneta Bagri

Suneta is a former headteacher, with a career spanning over 20 years in Primary schools, as a teacher, SENDCo and senior leader. She is also founder of the Every Teacher Matters Network.

Suneta has also written a few guest blogs for our website that talk about how to deal with pressure and the power of a morning routine

Steve Waters

Steve has over 40 years' experience in secondary education, including as Head of Drama, Head of English, Assistant Principal and a local authority consultant with a School Improvement team. This school experience means that they are equipped to talk to teachers about the stresses of the role and the solutions as they has faced them themselves. 

How long does the qualification last?

Each of our first aid for mental health qualifications are valid for three years. To retain the qualification, you'll need to resit the course after this time at which time feel free to come back to us!

How much do the courses cost?

Courses vary in price and start from £99 per person, however, discounts are available for participants within the same school or trust and those who book through Smile Education. To find out more, make an enquiry by using the form below.

Enquire about our First Aid for Mental Health Training here

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