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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Duration

13 Weeks

 

About the Course

An intensive, distance learning programme designed to develop the skills and knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, the support available, and what a mentally healthy environment looks like. By enrolling on this course, you’ll develop your understanding of mental health first aid and how to care for those with mental ill health in a variety of settings.

 

This course is designed for people who currently work, or aspire to work, in a career which requires an understanding of mental ill health. It is also suitable for those who may interact with individuals with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day lives, such as customer service, housing, hospitality, travel and tourism, sport and recreation, and the voluntary sector.

 

These courses are delivered by online learning via our Equal platform, with 1:1 coaching from our team of expert tutors.

 

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Course Overview

As part of the online Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace course, you will develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas:

  • What is meant by mental health and mental ill health
  • Factors which may contribute to mental ill health and types of mental ill health in individuals
  • Actions to take when an individual is facing a mental health crisis
  • Understanding the importance of positive relationships and a┬áperson-centred approach to supporting mental ill health
  • Understanding your own responsibilities and limitations in relation to the mental health of others, and how to protect your own mental health when supporting others
  • The impact of attitudes and perceptions of mental health for individuals and organisations
  • Learn the legislative framework relevant to mental health
  • Understand mentally healthy environments and the importance of having a wellness action plan

Course Delivery

Self-directed study

In studying through an online course, you will be expected to do a significant amount of self-directed study. We’ll support by structuring the online Equal platform to give you manageable deadlines to keep you progressing through the units to ensure you achieve the qualification.

 

We would recommend you set aside a minimum of 5 hours per week over the duration of the course to ensure you are successful.

 

Should you need support or further explanation of a topic after completing the online learning / reading, you will have access to a dedicated tutor who will be on-hand on the phone or email to answer your questions.

 

Tutoring

You will be matched with an experienced Tutor and Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who will be your guide through the programme. They will work with you to help you set your objectives for what you want to get out of your participation. You will have a minimum of 2 structured progress reviews with your Tutor/LSA through the course. However, they are of course on hand throughout to deal with any questions as they arise.

 

Assessments

Throughout the qualification you will be continually assessed against the qualification’s unit criteria. The online Equal platform contains all of the assessments and will prompt you to complete each assessment after completing the relevant section of e-learning.

 

Your Tutor will review all submitted work and provide you with feedback to help you further improve your understanding.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain knowledge of what mental health is and the factors that contribute to mental ill health
  • Understand types of mental ill health and the actions to take when an individual is facing a mental health crisis
  • Learn about the importance of positive relationships and a person-centred approach to supporting mental ill health
  • Learn about your own responsibilities and limitations in relation to the mental health of others and how to protect your own mental health when supporting others
  • Developing an understanding of the impact of attitudes and perceptions of mental health for individuals and organisations
  • Develop the knowledge of the legislative framework relevant to mental health and how wellness action plans and mentally healthy environments may be created and utilised
  • Have the opportunity to focus on your own development, supported remotely by an experienced tutor.
  • Enhance your future career development.

Entry Requirements

We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or desktop computer to best enable you to complete the assessments.

 

If English is your second language, we highly recommend that you complete an ESOL course before enrolling for this qualification.

Learner Journey

During your online course, you’ll work through a series of units to achieve your qualification. For more information, please download our Learner Journey map.

 

Download learner journey map

Contact for further information

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