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This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress your career.
Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)
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This course is split into 4 units:
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Unit 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.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for learners who wish to gain a basic knowledge of mental health and the effects it can have on both individuals and society. Anyone who currently works in health and social care settings would benefit from this course, as well as those who
would like to raise their awareness of mental health for personal reasons.