What we do at Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth believes that every young person should have access to opportunities to develop skills and raise their aspirations. With local authority funding greatly reduced and activities for young people being lost as a direct result, it is more important than ever to invest in personal development opportunities for staff and young people.

This qualification is suitable for anyone who actively connects with children and young people 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. It will provide the knowledge and skill to identify a potential mental health condition, start a conversation and provide support and guidance to professional help.

Learners will not diagnose or treat mental health conditions as this can only be carried out by healthcare professionals but will pain the knowledge to identify when a person may have a condition and know where they can go to get help.

The minimum taught classroom contact time is 6 hours (breaks are additional). Minimum age to attend the course is 14.

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

  • What is first aid for youth mental health?
  • Identifying mental health conditions.
  • Stress
  • Mental health conditions.
  • Drugs and alcohol and how it can impact.
  • First aid action plan for mental health.


The qualification is assessed through a written assessment paper and the first aid action plan for mental health. Learns must successfully pass both parts of the assessment to be awarded the qualification.


A level 2 award in First Aid for 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.


Please contact us for details on costs.


For additional information please email or phone 0118 909 0927

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