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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Certificate Level 2 (Online)

In Brief

Start Date /

This course can be started at any time throughout the academic year and is expected to take between 6-8 weeks to complete.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31 August).

You will achieve

You will achieve Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.

Course overview

Around 450 million people currently experience mental health problems. Recent reports suggest that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year. It’s important that employers are transparent and open about mental health issues. Increasing the understanding of mental health among staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support. In this fully online course, you’ll build an understanding of mental health problems and the support available in the workplace. You will learn how to support individuals with their mental health, as well as what a mentally healthy environment is like.

Course content

You will study the following modules

  • Exploring mental health and mental ill-health
  • Recognise factors that contribute towards mental ill-health
  • Understand how to support individuals with mental ill-health
  • Learn about responsibility of yourself and others
  • Understand mentally healthy environment
  • Identify how to create a wellness action plan

Units are assessed by online; reflective reviews or short answer questions.

You will require the use of a laptop or PC with internet connection.

You will study at home. There is no College attendance required.

Those who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
• Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
• Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
• Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
• Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
• Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care.

How much does the course cost?

This course is fully-funded to anyone who meets the Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility criteria as follows: Candidates must be aged 19 or over on 1 August 2019. If you live in one of the areas listed below, this course will be free! Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster or Sheffield Candidates age 19-23 must already hold a full Level 2 qualification Candidates must have lived within the EU for the last 3 years Not enrolled onto any other course and must not have completed their chosen course previously If you meet the eligibility criteria these distance learning courses will be provided FREE OF CHARGE within the following guidelines: – You must complete your training successfully within the agreed time scales which will be set at time of induction. Where work is not completed by the expected end date or you withdraw from the course, a standard £125 fee per person will be payable by the person undertaking the training.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Certificate Level 2 (Online)

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