The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health. Furthermore, the qualification should provide learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.
Units covered in this qualification include
- Mental Health Awareness
- Mental Health First Aid
There are no specific entry requirements.
The course uses a blended learning approach of in class delivery and home study to maximise the learning of the student. Face to face tuition from our excellent tutors will be provided on a number of days throughout the duration of the course and this will be backed up by our manuals and e-learning platform to assist with your home study. Please contact us for more information on the course and qualification structure.
- Related Level 2 and/or Level 3 qualifications, for example:
- Active IQ Level 2 Award in Alcohol Awareness
- Active IQ Level 2 Award in Smoking Awareness and Cessation
- Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Well-being
This qualification may also provide progression on to qualifications related to careers in mental health, health and social care, counselling, or psychology.