Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness
With 1 In 6 adults experiencing a common mental health problem every week, there is a clear need for increasing the understanding of an issue that affects the lives of so many. The purpose of this qualification is to provide you with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health.
Furthermore, the qualification should provide you with the ability to apply your knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.
As the above statistic states, 1 in 6 adults experience common mental health problems every week. Statistics also show that suicide is the biggest killer of young men in the UK. This shows that there is a clear need for an increased understanding of the topic of mental health. By increasing awareness and learning mental health first aid skills, we can help friends, family and colleagues and even save a life.
This qualification combines both theoretical elements and practical application. It aims to increase awareness of mental health, including what it is, how it can change and how common mental health, ill health is and to reduce stigma and discrimination. In addition to this, the qualification also equips you with the basic skills to carry out the procedures of mental health first aid and be able to respond appropriately when others are experiencing a mental health crisis.
This course will cover the following conditions:
- Anxiety disorders: stress, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
- Addiction and substance misuse
Upon sign up to the course you will be sent your e-learning login details and a workbook will be sent out to you. From here, your online tutor will introduce themselves to you and you will be given guidance in how you would complete the course work online.
This course requires no attendance days as it is a solely online based course. Once you have completed your work, your online designated tutor will schedule your online assessment for you to sit.
Please feel free to contact your designated online tutor at any time and they will be able to talk you through a bespoke timetable if needed.
This is an Internationally recognised qualification awarded through Active IQ who are governed by Skills Active. The units that you will be undertaking are:
- Unit 1 – Mental Health Awareness – Online Worksheet
- Unit 2 – Mental Health First Aid – Online Caste Studies.
How to Select Your Dates
No attendance dates are required for this course.
There are two payment options. These are:
Option 1: £300 payment in full
Option 2: £50 deposit with 5 monthly payments of £50 at 0% interest.
Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan
The Advanced Learner Loan is not available for this course.