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 qualification is designed 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.
Workers within a wide range of public service roles may interact with those with mental health issues and support needs in their day-to-day work across a number of sectors.
There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification; however, learners should be aged 19 or above to undertake this qualification.
Method of Assessment
Each learner must produce a portfolio of evidence from appropriate assessment tasks which demonstrate achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit.
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
4-5 days (4-5 weeks part time)