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Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace qualification is designed to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems.


Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace


This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

Who is this course for?

This is a knowledge-only qualification. Work/industry placement experience is not required so the course is open to anyone looking to gain mental health awareness.


  • Aged 19 plus
  • You will need to be able to provide proof of ID and employment/ benefit claim status
  • Lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years or more
  • Living in the Liverpool City Region or non-devolved area

Our funding is available in most areas however the areas it is not available are:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Tees Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West of England

Career path

Workers within a wide range of public service roles will interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors.

This qualification may be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sector(s)/area(s):

  • customer service
  • housing
  • voluntary sector
  • sport and recreation
  • hospitality
  • travel and tourism

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