This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.
You will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.
- Unit 1: Understanding mental health
- In this unit you will learn about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and its impact. You will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.
- Unit 2: Understanding stress
- In this unit you will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily like. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.
- Unit 3: Understanding anxiety
- Within this unit you will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others.
- Unit 4: Understanding phobias
- In this unit you will look at the causes of phobias and learn about how those with phobias can manage them.
- Unit 5: Understanding depression
- This unit covers the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how depression can be managed.
- Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression
- In this unit you will learn what is meant by the term ‘postnatal depression’. You will look into how postnatal depression not only affects women, but the effect it can have on others around them.
- Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder
- This unit will give learners an understanding of bipolar disorder, its causes and the effects it can have on individuals and their daily lives. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed.
- Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia
- Within this unit you will look at the causes of schizophrenia and the media’s representation of this condition.
- Unit 9: Understanding dementia
- Within this unit you will not only learn about what dementia is and how it affects an individual, but will gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.
- Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders
- Unit 10 will give you in-depth knowledge of eating disorder, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.
- Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Within this unit you will look at ADHD, the causes of this condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.
- Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- In this unit you will gain an understanding of OCD, its causes and how it might affect the individual and others. You will also learn about ways in which OCD can be managed.
- Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- The final unit will give you knowledge of PTSD, its causes and how it can affect the individual. You will also gain an understanding of the ways in which PTSD can be managed.
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Course code: C033626 / Q033627
Awareness of Mental Health Problems (NCFE Level 2 Certificate)
You will work at your own pace, but the course typically takes approximately 160 hours to complete.
There are no entry requirements for this course but you must be aged 19 or over.
Your assessment will be submitted online through the platform and you will receive feedback from a member of the team who will assess your work and provide thorough and supportive feedback.
You may complete this qualification in preparation to apply and work in this industry or to to enhance their understanding of their work environment. Alternatively, you may wish to progress in the subject to a higher level.
The tuition fee is funded in full* by the government, but you must submit information when you enrol to qualify. You can find out what information you need to submit here.
*If you are a 19-23 year old without a prior Level 2 qualification these courses will not be funded, please contact the enquiries team to discuss all available options for you.