This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress into a career in the health and social care sector.
This course is split into manageable sections. These are:
- Section 1: What is meant by mental health
- In this section, you will learn about the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’, possible causes of mental health problems, examples of mental health problems, and common sources of information on mental health issues.
- Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health
- This section explores the prominence of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the UK, the effects that experiencing a mental problem might have on an individual, how mental health is reported in the media, the negative effects that media reporting can have on an individual, the negative effects that media reporting can have on society, and how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems.
- Section 3: The responses to mental health issues
- In this section, you will learn about the rights of people experiencing mental ill health, possible responses that can be made to support an individual with mental health problems, factors which can have an impact on whether a response will work, where to refer people for further help or guidance about mental health issues, and ways to promote positive mental health.
- Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues
- In this final section, you will explore the possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups, examples of barriers that may exist for different cultural groups accessing services, ways of overcoming barriers to accessing services, and factors that can help promote positive mental health amongst different cultural groups.
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Course code: C033632 / Q033633
Mental Health Awareness (NCFE Level 1 Award)
You will study at your own pace, but the course typically takes approximately 24 hours to complete.
There are no entry requirements for this course but 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.