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.
A range of subjects are covered including:
• What is first aid for youth mental health?
• Identifying mental health conditions
• Mental health conditions
• Drugs and alcohol
• First aid action plan for mental health
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training. The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.
The course is delivered over a zoom training session, or at the pace of the learner. To become fully qualified, at the end of the training, course assessment via video call.