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.
There are three reasons why you should choose our First Aid for Mental Health courses:
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 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.
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.
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.
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. Enquire using the form below for more information.