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Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Course Overview

Are you looking for mental health training? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a sound understanding of a range of mental health problems. 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.


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Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

For Individuals

Benefits

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Potential to progress on to further mental health training
  • UK-based learner support network to guide you through your studies
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.
  • Cost and Funding Information

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    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 and potential salaries:

    Mental Health Nurse – up to £28,180