Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners 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.

Unit 01 -Exploring mental health
This unit will introduce learners to different types of mental ill health. They will understand factors which may contribute to mental ill health and actions that can be taken

Unit 02 -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. Learners will understand their responsibilities and how to protect their own mental health.

Unit 03 -Understand a mentally healthy environment
Learners will know about relevant legislation. They will understand mentally healthy environments and wellness action plans

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
Entry Requirements

Eligibility criteria for a FREE Level 2 Distance Learning

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    the West Midlands,
    WECA (West of England Combined Authority)
    and the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).

  • If aged 19-24, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of
    Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:01823 366612 distancelearning@somerset.ac.uk
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The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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