West College Scotland: Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing Advocacy | Level 2 Certificate

Closing date: Fri 31 May 2024: 12am

Around 450 million people currently experience mental health problems. Recent reports suggest that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year. Increasing the understanding of mental health among staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support. Mental Health first Aiders (MHFA’s) are an integral and often vital resource across a variety of sectors.  The role of a Mental health First Aider is to be the first point of contact for anyone who is experiencing a mental health issue or some form of emotional distress.

In this fully online course, you’ll build an understanding of mental health problems and the wide range of support and roles in a workplace setting. You will learn how to support individuals with their mental health, as well as what a mentally healthy environment is like.

There are five units in this course:

  • Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Stigma and stereotypes that individuals with mental ill-health may face
  • Safeguarding individuals who may experience mental ill-health
  • The role and responsibilities of a mental health first aider
  • Mental health first aid in a workplace environment

This is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards.  

This is a fully online course, you will be emailed with a login to access the course and assessments.

What qualifications do I need?

As this course is delivered online it would be beneficial if the candidate had basic competence in IT and the internet. This course does not require a personal statement.

What can I do after?

This course provides progression to further Level 2 or 3 programmes.

Programme Information

Course Hours – 170 • No of Weeks – 20

You could complete in 10 weeks or use the full 20 weeks- it’s up to you.

Please be aware that you could be withdrawn from your course if submission dates are vastly overdue. If at any point you are struggling with deadlines you should contact us for an extension which we will assign where possible

On successful completion and confirmation from the awarding body you will receive your qualification e-certificate online which you can print and/or save for your records. Please note a fee may be required if a hard copy certificate is requested.

West College Scotland offer a wide range of free online courses that may interest youth theatre leaders including Event Planning, Counselling Skills and Understanding Environmental Sustainability. Find the full list here: https://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/courses/online-learning/free-level-1-3-and-introductory-courses/

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Closing date: Fri 31 May 2024: 12am