Mental Health

This free online courses is designed to provide a greater awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental well-being.

Free online courses accredited by NCFE CACHE

Free Online Course Accredited by NCFE CACHE

Overview of Mental Health

Build a knowledge base that can be used in a variety of occupational roles, gaining an understanding of the skills needed to work in mental health services, the importance of addressing mental health problems, and how legislation and publicity are changing attitudes towards those seeking treatment.

Qualification aims and objectives

This qualification will:

  • Focus on the study of mental health and mental well-being to support different occupational areas
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and understanding.
 

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand:

  • Mental health legislation, services and public attitudes and how these have evolved
  • How to support mental well-being through various stages of life
  • Mental ill health, treatment options available and the potential consequences of mental ill health
  • The skills required to work in a mental health service.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Successful completion of this qualification will support progression into relevant employment within the health and social care sector.

Course units

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of a range of current mental health legislation and how it has evolved over time. The learner will consider the changes and how they are applied within the context of mental health service provision.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of the factors that might influence mental health and well-being in the different stages of a person’s life. The learner will explore current national strategy and public health campaigns to demonstrate an understanding of how to support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

In this unit learners will explain the social consequences of mental health problems for the individual, their family and society as a whole. The learner will consider the effects of substance and alcohol misuse and consider the links between mental health and offending.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of a range of mental health conditions. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the recovery model and the role of the mental health worker in supporting individuals.

In this unit learners will know how to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services. The learner will explore the roles and responsibilities and sources of support available within and outside of the work setting.

Get certified

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Gain a nationally recognised level 3 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

24+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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