Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Advocacy in the Workplace

Distance Learning Level 2 Certificate

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Availability & Details

Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Advocacy In The Workplace - Level 2 Certificate - Distance Learning Havant - Google Classroom HD-USMH2C-G(2021)000

Havant Campus

Type of study
Distance Education, Part-Time

03-Aug-2020 - 30-Jul-2021 (weeks)

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This qualification is designed for you if you 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.

There is an expectation that you have a minimum of Level 1 English or skills at that level prior to enrolment.

You will cover the following three units on this online course:

Unit 1 – Exploring mental health

This unit will introduce you to different types of mental ill-health. You will understand factors which may contribute to mental ill-health and actions that can be taken.

Unit 2 – Understand how to support individuals with mental ill-health

The aim of this unit is to understand how to support individuals with mental ill-health. You will understand your responsibilities and how to protect your own mental health.

Unit 3 – Understand a mentally healthy environment

You will know about relevant legislation. You will understand mentally healthy environments and wellness action plans.

Once you have enrolled on the course, you will be allocated a tutor and assigned to your learning platform. An induction will follow and then you will be able to commence your course. 

You will be assessed by submitting individual units of work and receive feedback for each unit as you progress. There is no final exam.

You could progress on to any other distance learning course or look at the Level 3 options.

The staff that will be supporting you through this course have expertise in Health and Social Care and Education.

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

My experience at the college has been really good, it’s been really rewarding, all the lecturers were so lovely and supportive there’s no way I could have done it without them - the teaching has been outstanding.

Lucie Brooks, A Level student

There are great teachers here. This college has felt more like a university than a school, and it’s definitely lived up to that more grown-up feel.

Vicky Lipscombe, A Level student