First Aid for Youth Mental Health

First Aid for Youth Mental Health -

FAA Level 2 Award - 6 Hours

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.

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Group session delivered at your work, club, organisation:  minimum 6 learners and maximum 12 learners.

  • One in six children aged 5 to 16 are identified as having a probable mental health problem

  • That means on average, 5 children in every classroom have a mental health problem

  • 80% of young people with mental health needs agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse

  • Suicide was the leading cause of death for males and females aged between 5 to 34 years in 2019

  • Around half of 17-19 year-olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some pointIn 2018-19, 24% of 17-year-olds reported having self-harmed in the previous year, and seven per cent reported having self-harmed with suicidal intent at some point in their lives.

Every school, club and organisation who have contact with children should appoint a Mental Health Youth First Aider in order to listen, support and signpost the youngsters.

Course Contents

  • What is  First Aid for Youth Mental Health?

  • The role of the mental health first aider

  • Identifying mental health conditions

  • Recognising and managing Stress

  • Mental health conditions

  • Recognising a range of mental health conditions:

  • - Depression

  • - Anxiety

  • - Psychosis

  • - Eating disorders

  • - Suicide

  • - Self-harm

  • - Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • - Conduct disorders - Bullying

  • - Drugs and alcohol

  • Mental health first aid action plan.

  • Assessment; practical and written.