Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace - Level 2

Course Code: SC1FE114

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
28/04/2022Bispham Campus12 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental health problems, with recent reports suggesting that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year.

It is important that employers are transparent and open about mental health issues, and this qualification builds an understanding of mental health needs and the support available to colleagues.

This qualification will provide the skills to support colleagues with mental health needs.

These skills will be gained by increasing understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

It will support raising awareness of mental health, and the creation of a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. 

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 10 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions.

The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. 

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 year of age on the 31st August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 10 consecutive weeks from the course start date.

 Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. 

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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