First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Youth Mental Health 1-Day (RQF Level 2 Award)

Course Overview

This regulated one-day training course offers a recognised UK government level 2 FAA Award and qualification. The course is available face-to-face or online and is accompanied by a course manual.

The course has been designed with children and young people in mind covering areas such as stress, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and bullying, and will provide the knowledge and skills to identify a potential mental health condition. It also teaches you the skills to start a supportive conversation and how to signpost a young person towards professional help.

Participants will not be taught how to diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by professionals who have the appropriate knowledge, experience and qualifications.

Target Group

The regulated course is suitable for young adults and anyone who actively connects with children such as parents, carers, teachers and youth group leaders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know what mental health is, why young people develop mental health conditions and the role of a first aider for mental health.
  • Know how to recognise and manage stress and anxiety.
  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions associated with young people.
  • Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.

Cost: £120.00

Duration: 1 - Day

Refresher Duration: 0.5 - Day

Note: Discounts are available for bookings from educational, health, social care, and not-for-profit organisations. For further information, please get in touch.

London Borough Sutton Council

Mental Health course given me more insight into a presenting problem that will enable me to signpost the young person to the right service if required.

Manager - London Borough Sutton Council