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Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Type Distance Learning

Qualification Level 2

Attendance Distance Learning


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.

As part of this course you may study:

Unit 01 – Exploring mental health

  • Know what is meant by mental health and mental ill health
  • Understand factors which may contribute to mental ill health
  • Understand types of mental ill health in individuals
  • Understand actions to take when an individual is facing a mental health crisis

Unit 02 – Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health

  • Understand the importance of positive relationships
  • Understand the importance of a person-centred approach to supporting mental ill health
  • Understand own responsibilities and limitations in relation to the mental health of others
  • Understand how to protect own mental health when supporting others
  • Understand the impact of attitudes and perceptions of mental health for individuals and organisations

Unit 03 – Understand a mentally healthy environment

  • Know about the legislative framework relevant to mental health
  • Understand mentally healthy environments
  • Understand the importance of having a wellness action plan

Course Delivery
Online or Paper based, 16 weeks.

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.

Entry Requirements
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years. Learners must be educated up to Level 2 standard.

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