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Health & Social Care

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems - J218

Off Site Flexible Level 2 Duration 12 weeks

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Did you know one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year? The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person's life and the people around them. Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition. This nationally recognised qualification covers all of these aspects and is the perfect place to start.

Course Details

Unit 1: Understanding mental health In this unit your employees will be introduced to a range of prevalent mental health problems and their effects, and will learn the importance of caring for people with these conditions as individuals. Unit 2: Understanding stress Within this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the many causes and effects of stress and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives. Unit 3: Understanding anxiety Your employees will discover how anxiety can affect individuals and those around them, as well as how it can be managed. Unit 4: Understanding phobias This unit will introduce your employees to the ways in which phobias can affect individuals, as well as methods for managing the condition . Unit 5: Understanding depression In this unit your employees will look at the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. Learners will also gain an in-depth insight into the methods that can be used to manage depression. Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression This unit uncovers the meaning of 'post-natal depression' and explores its effects on both women and others around them. Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder In this unit your employees will gain an understanding of what bipolar disorder is and how it can affect individuals, as well as explore a number of management techniques. Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia In this unit your employees will discover what schizophrenia is and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives, as well as explore people's perceptions of this condition due to its representation in the media. Unit 9: Understanding dementia This increasingly prevalent condition is explored in this unit by looking at how different types affect individuals in different ways. Your employees will also gain an understanding of the ways in which this condition can affect others around the individual. Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders This unit will give your employees a comprehensive insight into the different types of eating disorders and their effects on individuals and others around them. Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In this unit your employees will gain an understanding of the effects of ADHD, as well as ways in which it can be managed. Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) In this unit your employees will discover the potential causes of OCD and the effects it can have on individuals and those around them. Learners will also explore some of the ways in which OCD can be managed. Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In this final unit your employees will gain an in-depth understanding of the many causes of PTSD, as well as the effects on both individuals and those around them. Learners will also explore the different ways of managing the condition.

Assessment Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study Paper based learning materials with online assessment Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment

Additional Information
  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own homes, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject-specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available — speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.

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Dates are available throughout the year REF J218N001

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £299.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

Dates are available throughout the year REF J218N002

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £299.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.


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