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


"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. This is a regulated and assessed qualification which will not expire.

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 distance learning 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:

Unit 01 Exploring mental health

Unit 02 Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health

Unit 03 Understand a mentally healthy environment


This is a distance learning course and once you have registered you will be sent your editable workbook and support materials to help you complete.


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