Mental Health Training Courses.

The Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers concluded that the UK faces a significant mental health challenge. It is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals are likely to experience mental ill-health at some point in their lives, and that around 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems lose their jobs each year (much higher than those with physical health conditions). In addition to this, 15% of people at work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition.

The cost of poor mental health to the economy and the NHS combined is estimated to be between a £74 - £99 billion each year.

In order to help organisations address this, we are pleased to be able to offer a range of regulated mental health qualifications that are intended to raise awareness of mental health to support employers and employees to engage with the topic, and create a positive wellness culture in the workplace.

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mental Health Awareness (RQF)

 

Who is this qualification for?

This knowledge-only qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment and wish to develop their knowledge of mental health awareness.

 

How long will it take? 

This qualification is delivered over 5 hours.

 

Topics covered

Learners undertaking this qualification will develop their underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to mental health, mental ill health and wellbeing.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed through completion of an open-response learner workbook which will be assessed and internally quality assured by us and externally assured by the awarding body.

 

This course is only available for group bookings of 6 or more either at our Sywell centre or at your premises. Please contact us for a quote.

 

Level 2 Award in Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

 

Who is this qualification for?

The role of a first aider for mental health is to provide basic mental health support or to be the first response to someone in need, usually in the workplace. The first aider for mental health is not clinically qualified to assess, diagnose or treat mental ill health but they will know the basic tools to listen to individuals who require first response support for their mental health. This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.

 

How long will it take?

This qualification is delivered and assessed over 2 full days.

 

Topics covered

This is a knowledge qualification that provides underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to the principles of first aid for mental health, recognising mental ill health in self and others, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to promote a wellness culture in the workplace and the importance of resilience and self-care for first aiders for mental health.

 

Assessment method

This mental health first aid qualification is assessed through completion of an open-response learner workbook which will be assessed and internally quality assured by us and externally assured by the awarding body.

 

This course is only available for group bookings of 6 or more either at our Sywell centre or at your premises. Please contact us for a quote.

 

Level 3 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers (RQF)

 

Who is this qualification for?

The manager’s role is to lead, mentor and support an employee to proactively engage in their employment, contributing to the growth of an organisation and working in a way that supports the individual’s own growth as well as the organisation’s objectives and values. The management role involves supporting employees who may present with mental ill health in the workplace and this qualification provides an understanding of the basic principles relating to supporting mental health in the workplace and promoting a positive, ‘wellness at work’ culture.  This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.

 

How long will it take?

This qualification is delivered over 2 days.

 

Topics covered

This is a knowledge-only qualification that provides underpinning knowledge and understanding in relation to the principles of mental health, recognising mental ill health in self and others, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to engage in mental health conversations in the workplace, how to support employees in relation to their mental health and ways to manage own wellbeing.

 

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed through completion of an open-response learner workbook which will be assessed and internally quality assured by the centreand externally assured by the awarding body.

 

This course is only available for group bookings of 6 or more either at our Sywell centre or at your premises. Please contact us for a quote.

 

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