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  • FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health (In Scotland, Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health at SCQF Level 5)  One day.

FAA Level 2 Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health (In Scotland,

Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health at SCQF Level 5)

This qualification is suitable for anyone who works regularly with children such as parents, carers, teachers, youth group leaders, sports coaches and young adults. The 1 day qualification has been designed with children and young people in mind covering a range of areas 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

 

Training Outcomes (Subject to successful completion)

  • Understand what mental health is, why young people develop mental health conditions and the role of a first aider for mental health

  • Understand how to recognise and manage stress

  • Know how to recognise a range of mental health conditions such as: Depression Anxiety Psychosis Eating disorders Suicide Self-harm Post-traumatic stress disorder Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and be able to put it in place.

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