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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This qualification is designed for individuals who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives you the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace. Workers within a wide range of public service roles may interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors.

PT

Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 29/03/21

FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal entry requirements, although demonstration of good written English is required at interview. Ideally applicants will have previously studied at Level 2.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

This qualification aims to:

• focus on the study of mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace
• offer breadth and depth of study of mental health first aid.

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • introduce and explore different types of mental ill health, and factors that may increase the risk of mental ill health in individuals.
  • understand how to support individuals with mental ill health within boundaries of own role
  • explore how to create a mentally healthy environment for individuals in a variety of settings.

There are three units which must be completed to support this qualification. These units will be assessed by a mixture of written and creative tasks.

Unit 1 Exploring mental health
Unit 2 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
Unit 3 Understand a mentally healthy environment

This nine-week online only course runs every Wednesday, 9.30am – 3.30pm, with one additional day of online learning.

The cost is £417, although concessions are available.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

You can progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling or Level 2 Award in Mentoring.

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