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Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness



 

DESCRIPTION

 

This qualification will provide you with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health. It should also provide you with the ability to apply your knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in yourself and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.

Candidates will learn:

 

Mental Health Awareness

  • The definition of mental health
  • The mental health continuum
  • Outline stigma and discrimination in relation to mental ill health 
  • Identify common misconceptions surrounding mental health
  • Describe the role of the media in the portrayal of mental health
  • Outline key statistical data in relation to mental health
  • Outline the duty of care
  • Identify the main signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and mental health problems to include:
    • ​Depression
    • Anxiety disorders: stress, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Eating disorders: anorexia nervos and bulimia
    • Addiction and substance misuse
    • Bereavement
    • Self-harm
  • Identify common treatments and interventions used to manage mental health and mental ill health
  • Describe the main risk factors associated with mental ill health
  • Identify credible sources of information, support and guidance
  • Identify credible organisations offering support services
  • Identify appropriate responses that can be made to support someone with mental health

Mental Health First Aid

  • Recognise the signs of mental ill health
  • Provide initial help to a person experiencing mental ill health
  • Signpost appropriate sources of help
  • Escalate situations when a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Promote good mental health

The course is assessed through e-assessments - written questions and case studies

 

PRE-REQUISITE

None

 

CERTIFICATION

On completion candidates will be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness

 

RECOMMENDED PROGRESSION

If you are interested in delivering programmes for individuals with mental health conditions then we recommend completing our level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

 

 

 

 


Venue: E-Learning
This course can be started once enrolled


Price: £150 plus VAT (£180)
Comment: full price payable on booking