Mental Health Life Coach – RPL Route


This comprehensive three-day training provides those with a current NLP Practitioner or a Level 3 or above Life Coaching qualification the opportunity to gain a powerful and useful mix of insight and skill application and the knowledge to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and learn about the support/therapy provided by professional healthcare providers.

The training is delivered LIVE online via our delivery partner John Lewis.

Date: TBC





An RPL Programme for NLP Practitioners & Life Coaches* 

Are you a qualified NLP Practitioner or Life Coach?   Would you like to add the Mental Health Life Coach certification to your tool kit? Then this 3-day RPL programme is for you!

Each year approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health condition and at least 1 in 6 employees experience common mental health problems in the workplace. Research has shown that work is the biggest cause of stress which can stop people from performing at their best.

Mental health conditions are often hidden due to stigma and fear of discrimination and research has shown that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. The HSE guidance ‘First aid needs assessment’ refers to mental health in the workplace.

Unlike registered therapists, a Mental Health Life Coach does not specialise in treating complex clinical problems. However, what they can do is help clients manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, improve relationship skills, develop a more useful self-awareness, set personal goals and reduce stress and anxiety — all of which bolsters and supports good mental health.

The combination of the outcome-focused, future planning life coaching skills with the knowledge gained from the First Aid For Mental Health training will give you the skills to work with a range of clients enabling them to overcome issues and help them develop and create positive personal and professional life goals.

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.

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.

Qualification Structure
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 unit with a written multiple-choice assessment, and a short essay demonstrating the application of skills and knowledge.

*Prerequisite: Recognised NLP Practitioner or a recognised Level 3 or above Life Coaching qualification.