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Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Gain an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health issues


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Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

This course is available via government funding, so at no cost to you. To be eligible for funding, ...

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
2 weeks
Qualification
Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)
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Overview

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.

Qualification

Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF)

Resources

  • Course flyer: Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness - download

Description

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.

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.