First Aid for Youth Mental Health Level 2


Our First Aid for Youth Mental Health Level 2 Distance Learning course covers advanced topics such as risk assessments, crisis interventions, and the importance of self-care when working with youths. This course is a comprehensive training program that equips participants with the necessary skills to identify and support young people who may be experiencing mental health issues.

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First Aid for Youth Mental Health Level 2 Distance Learning course participants will gain practical experience through interactive scenarios and case studies.
Upon completion of the course, they will receive a certification and be better equipped to deliver effective mental health support to young people in their community.
Learners will gain the knowledge and skills to identify a potential mental health condition, start a conversation and provide support and guidance to professional help (MindNHS 111ChildlinePapryas MindMateSamaritans).

This qualification is suitable for anyone who actively connects with children such as parents, carers, teachers, youth group leaders and young adults.

Entry requirements

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should
contact their training provider to discuss.

Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

However, due to this being a distance learning qualification and the level of unsupervised learning required, a learner must have the literacy
skills to be able to read and self-learn the reference manual and additional resources.

Qualification Duration

The qualification has 3 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact
hours, including assessment, that the learner will have with the trainer/assessor.

TQT includes GLH but takes into consideration unsupervised
preparation and learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner may take to complete the qualification

Learning Outcomes

A range of First Aid for Youth Mental Health related subjects are covered including:

  • 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


A maximum of 20 students are allowed on the course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

Course Assessment

The qualification is assessed through video conferencing software by professional discussion with the trainer/assessor and practical
demonstration of the application of the first aid action plan for mental health. Learners must successfully pass both parts of the assessment
to be awarded the qualification


A Level 2 Award in First Aid for Youth Mental Health will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement.
The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.


Learners who achieve this qualification could consider the Award in First Aid for Mental Health or the Award in Supervising/Leading
First Aid for Mental Health.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote  form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.

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