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Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Supervising First Aid for Mental Health
Lessons Duration Delivery Awarding Body
19 3 Weeks Online Nuco Training

The accredited Supervising First Aid for Mental Health program, offered in two parts by Nuco Training, aims to equip you with a deeper understanding of mental health, enabling you to provide effective advice and support. You will learn to identify various mental health disorders and become familiar with the appropriate first aid action plan for addressing them.

In Partnership with Nuco Training

We are proud to be delivering this course in partnership with Nuco Training (link opens in a new window). Nuco Training is an international training company that provides specialised instructor training for those who want to teach First Aid, Defibrillation, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Safeguarding and Mental Health related subjects.


Modes of Delivery:

This programme is completed fully online through the Cenit College Learning Platform. The course can be taken using many different formats:

  • Interactive Lessons: Featuring on screen text, graphics, animations, quizzes, etc.
  • Audio-Only: Listen to the full course narration in an accessible audio player, with captions which will also work on the go.
  • Slide Decks: For those who prefer to read, you can look at the slides for the entire course.
  • Transcript: A transcript of the spoken narration which is useful those those with visual impairments or language barriers.


The purpose of this course is to educate the learner about mental health, including its definition, the causes of mental health conditions, and the role of a first aider. Additionally, it covers topics such as providing advice, identifying stress, comprehending the effects of substance abuse, and understanding first aid action plans. For a complete list of lessons, please refer to the syllabus below.


There are no requirements to partake in the course. We would recommend that learners have a general interest in the mental health area and passion for helping others.

The technical requirements include:

  • Modern web browser
  • 5MB broadband essential.
  • PC or laptop for the best experience.


  • Developed in partnership with Nuco Training
  • Supported by a fully qualified mental health professional and tutor
  • Fully online so you may learn at a time and place that suits your lifestyle
  • Multiple ways to partake in the course such as interactive, slide decks, audio, etc
  • Contains Irish and UK information, signposting, etc
  • Accredited certification upon successful completion of the programme


  • Part 1
    1. Introduction
    2. What is first aid for mental health?
    3. Identifying mental health conditions
    4. Providing advice and starting a conversation
    5. Stress
    6. Drugs and alcohol
    7. First aid action plan for mental health
    8. Mental health in the workplace
    9. Depression
    10. Anxiety
  • Part 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Post-traumatic stress disorder
    3. Self-harm
    4. Suicide
    5. Eating disorders
    6. Personality disorders
    7. Bipolar disorder
    8. Psychosis
    9. Schizophrenia

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a 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
  • Understand 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
  • Understand a range of mental health disorders and the support / therapy provided by healthcare professionals


Assessment information will be available shortly.

Course Cost:

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Jess Noonan

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