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.

Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.

Conor Ward, BTEC student

My experience at the college has been decent, I’ve met lots of people, its been great to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it.

Oliver Smith, A Level student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student