"One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do" (NHS, March 2020)
About this qualification
The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification. However, learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification.
How is this qualification structured?
The qualification is delivered through an online portal and learners will have access to tutor guidance and support throughout the course. To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete the following 3 mandatory units: