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This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. You will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.
The course will be fully delivered through distance learning, therefore there is no attendance required in the classroom.
There are no formal entry requirements to this course.
You will be allocated an assessor who will guide, mentor and support you through the qualification.
The course consists of the following units:
Unit 1: Understanding mental health
In this unit you will learn about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and its impact. You will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.
Unit 2: Understanding Stress
In this unit you will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily life. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.
Unit 3: Understanding Anxiety
Within this unit you will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others.
Unit 4: Understanding Phobias
In this unit you will look at the causes of phobias and learn about how those with phobias can manage them.
Unit 5: Understanding Depression
This unit covers the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how depression can be managed.
Unit 6: Understanding Post-natal Depression
In this unit you will learn what is meant by the term ‘postnatal depression’. You will look into how postnatal depression not only affects women, but the effect it can have on others around them.
Unit 7: Understanding Bipolar Disorder
This unit will give learners an understanding of bipolar disorder, its causes and the effects it can have on individuals and their daily lives. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed.
Unit 8: Understanding Schizophrenia
Within this unit you will look at the causes of schizophrenia and the media’s representation of this condition.
Unit 9: Understanding Dementia
Within this unit you will not only learn about what dementia is and how it affects an individual, but will gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.
Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders
Unit 10 will give you in-depth knowledge of eating disorder, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.
Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Within this unit you will look at ADHD, the causes of this condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.
Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
In this unit you will gain an understanding of OCD, its causes and how it might affect the individual and others. You will also learn about ways in which OCD can be managed.
Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The final unit will give you knowledge of PTSD, its causes and how it can affect the individual. You will also gain an understanding of the ways in which PTSD can be managed.
This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:
Mental Health Nurse
Crisis Helpline Volunteer
Additional education opportunities include:
Adult Care Work Apprenticeship Level 3
Access to HE Level 3
Principles of Dementia Care Level 2
Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention Level 2
This course costs FREE, including exam fees.
You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.
You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.
If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you
For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Course code: B34128-A2A