Youth Level 2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health (Online) - Enhancer

  • Day:Various
  • Time:10:00 - 13:00
  • Duration:2 sessions
  • Start:05/06/2024

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Course overview

This course is in partnership with Mind in Somerset and accredits learners with an Ofqual, Youth L2 Award in First Aid for Mental Health. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to recognise a range of mental health conditions in children and young people, gain the confidence to start a supportive conversation, understand the legal responsibilities around consent and know when and how to signpost a person to seek appropriate professional help.    

What is covered:   

· Become a fully accredited Youth First Aider for mental health   

· Know what mental health is, why people develop mental health conditions and the role of a First Aider for mental health   

· Identify factors that can affect a person’s mental health   

· Identify signs/symptoms of various Mental health conditions   

· Know how to provide advice and practical support for a person presenting with a mental health condition   

· Understand the first aid action plan for mental health and have sound knowledge of signposting/support services   

· Understand legal consent and safeguarding responsibilities when working with children  

Please note: there is a level of unsupervised learning and it is an expectation that learners will complete up to 3 hours of independent study as part of this qualification. Full guidance will be provided by your tutor in session.

This course will be delivered online via Zoom and it is an essential requirement for learners to attend in full, as follows:

Wednesday 5th June 2024 - 10:00 -1pm

Thursday 6th June 2024 - 10:00 -1pm

Date to be confirmed with learner - 1 hour with tutor to complete an assessment of learning (Time to be agreed in session)

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact

Course assessment

Learners have a maximum of 60 minutes to complete a multiple-choice question paper to confirm they have acquired the knowledge and skills required to achieve the Award.  

There is no grading of the assessment; learners either pass or are referred and will be given the opportunity to retake. 

Course progression

For more information on courses in partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning please visit

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you have completed our Developer Level in this subject, within a similar subject area, or have previous experience, and want to explore further and learn more extensively.

You will need access to the internet and Zoom.

Upon enrolment, you will be contacted by Mind in Somerset with information on how to pay if you are not eligible for a fully funded place. If you live outside of Somerset (including Bath and North East Somerset) to discuss your options, please contact

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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