The qualification has been designed with children and young people in mind covering areas such as depression, self-harm, eating disorders and bullying and will provide the knowledge and skills to identify a potential mental health condition, start a conversation, and provide support and guidance to professional help.

Who is this course aimed at?

The FAA Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health qualification is suitable for anyone who actively connects with children such as parents, carers, teachers, youth group leaders and young adults.

How long will the course take?


Is there an exam? The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the practical demonstration of the first aid action plan for mental health. A learner must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours and 7 hours total qualification time.

How much will it cost?

£118+VAT Per Person


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.

Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions.

Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.

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