FAA in First Aid for Youth Mental Health

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.

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.

Successful learners can act as a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ in any environment which they may deal with young people.

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.

Learners wishing to become a ‘First Aider for Mental Health’ for adults may wish to undertake the ‘FAA Award in First Aid for Mental Health’ or the ‘FAA Award Leading First Aid for Mental Health’.

 

  • 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

  • The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over. 
  • It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

Location

Falkirk Campus

Availability

2

Attendance

Evening

Start date

15 March 2022

End date

22 March 2022

Start time

18:00

End time

21:00

Cost per person

£150.00