How we are ready to support mental health within our trust schools
Over the period of lockdown, 96 of our staff have studied and qualified in their First Aid Awards regulated by Ofqual LEVEL 1 AWARD IN AWARENESS OF FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH (RQF).
This qualification provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of mental health conditions, how to start a supportive conversation and when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help. Each learner has spent at least 5 hours studying for this qualification and has successfully completed a rigorous assessment test. These 96 staff are able to identify signs and symptoms of some key mental health conditions: Depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, psychosis and suicide.
The Q1E trust considers the mental health of the children and staff to be of the utmost importance; which is why we have invested in developing so many staff to be ready to support during this pandemic and after. The 96 staff across our trust have worked incredibly hard to receive this accreditation and we would like to congratulate them and acknowledge that hard work.