The unit introduces learners to the concepts of mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing, other related terminology and subjects. It aims to provide a learner with an understanding that all individuals have mental health and that an individual’s experience of mental health can fluctuate on a spectrum. The unit also provides learners with an understanding of how to self-manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
The unit introduces learners to the principles of first aid for mental health. Providing learners with an understanding of the basic concepts and tools needed to undertake the role of a first aider for mental health in the workplace. Learners will explore their own role in relation to the tools they will need to use to support an individual, how they are contributing to a wellness culture and how they can manage their own self-care as a first aider for mental health.