Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Introduction

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.

What is the Purpose of this Course?

This qualification aims to raise an individuals awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

They will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how they can then work with or interact with individuals with them.

It provides the individual with a nationally recognised level 2 qualification.

Course Format

The course is delivered through distance learning either as:

  • Paper-based learning materials with online assessment; or
  • Online-based learning materials with online assessment.

On average the course takes approximately 8-12 weeks to complete, depending on the individual.

Course Content

The course consists of 13 units:

  • Unit 1: Understanding mental health:
    • In this unit the individual will learn about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and its impact.
    • They will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.
  • Unit 2: Understanding stress:
    • In this unit the individual will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily like.
    • They will also gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.
  • Unit 3: Understanding anxiety:
    • Within this unit the individual 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 the individual 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.
    • The individual will gain an in-depth knowledge of how depression can be managed.
  • Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression:
    • In this unit the individual will learn what is meant by the term ‘postnatal depression’.
    • They 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.
    • The individual will also gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed.
  • Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia:
    • Within this unit the individual will look at the causes of schizophrenia and the media’s representation of this condition.
  • Unit 9: Understanding dementia:
    • Within this unit the individual 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 the individual 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 the individual 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 the individual will gain an understanding of OCD, its causes and how it might affect the individual and others.
    • They will also learn about ways in which OCD can be managed.
  • Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
    • The final unit will give the individual the knowledge of PTSD, its causes and how it can affect the individual.
    • They will also gain an understanding of the ways in which PTSD can be managed.

Accreditation

On successful completion of the course, the individual will receive their certificate from the awarding body, TQUK.

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