As coaches and NLP Practitioners, we offer clients a confidential space to work through their goals, aspirations…..and challenges!
But by giving them a safe space to speak, sometimes they may talk about things that may have never discussed including their own personal Mental health struggles.
One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime and as coaches we need to have an empathetic understanding of these challenges that some of our clients may be facing.
Whilst we can support with our coaching and skills, it important to understand the signs and symptoms of specific conditions that some clients who may (or not) have been diagnosed with can present.
Of course, we can support these clients on their journey, helping them navigate a positive future, holding them accountable for what they say they are going to do, but we must understand they may need a little more professional help then what we may be qualified to help with, so it is crucial we know where to signpost them to.
This comprehensive training provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers. They will know how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Learners will recognise and manage stress and understand the impact of substance abuse.
Prerequisite: Qualified Level 3 Coach qualification or above and NLP Practitioner or above.
Learners will learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and understand how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace. Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will gain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.
This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
The qualification consists of one mandatory unit with a written multiple-choice assessment.