Subject Health and Social Care
Type Distance Learning
Qualification Level 2
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.
Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to study one of our other mental health courses, such as the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.
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.
Teaching and Assessment
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.
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years.
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