Award in Mental Health Awareness

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What Will You Learn?

  • Recognise mental health.
  • Recognise mental health problems.
  • The primary risk factors for mental illness.
  • Treatments and interventions that are often used to address mental health and mental illness.
  • Unaware of the help and guidance accessible to those suffering from mental illness.
  • Recognise the symptoms of mental illness.
  • Offering basic assistance to a person suffering from mental illness.
  • Escalating circumstances in which a person may endanger oneself or others.
  • Mental health first aid for those suffering from certain mental health illnesses.
  • Listening to and communicating with others in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Identifying acceptable sources of assistance.
  • Promoting mental health and well-being.

Course Content

Unit 1 – Recognise mental health

  • The first look at Mental Health
  • Pop Quiz
  • Spotting the common signs of mental ill health.
  • How long does a mental illness last?
  • The mental health continuum
  • The mental health continuum explained
  • The mental health continuum diagram
  • Mental healh continuum quiz
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Guess the percentages from Time to Change’s (2015) poll.
  • Stigma and discrimination – Indirect vs Direct
  • Stigmatising Language
  • Consequences of prejudice towards people with mental illnesses
  • Mythbusting Mental Health
  • The importance of the media in the representation of mental health.
  • Duty of care in Mental Health

Unit 2 – Recognise mental health problems

Unit 3 – The primary risk factors for mental illness

Units 1, 2 and 3 – Exam

Unit 4 – Initially assisting someone who is suffering from mental illness

Unit 5 – Escallations

Unit 6 – Giving the right help for the condition.

Unit 7 – Listing and communicating non-judgmentally

Unit 8 – Signposting

Unit 9 – Promote good mental health

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