NCFE CACHE Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Accreditation

NCFE

Course duration

3 Month - Blended Learning Course

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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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.

It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors/areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Housing
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism

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.


NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Course Aim

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace
  • offer breadth and depth of study of mental health first aid


Course Objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • introduce and explore different types of mental ill health, and factors that may increase the risk of mental ill health in individuals.
  • understand how to support individuals with mental ill health within boundaries of own role
  • explore how to create


Mandatory Course Units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace, learners are required to successfully complete the 3 mandatory units listed below;

  • Exploring mental health
  • Understand how to support individuals with mental ill health
  • Understand a mentally healthy environment


The assessment consists of an internally assessed portfolio of evidence, which is assessed by ESS and externally quality assured by NCFE.

On completion of this course, learners will receive a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.

Progression

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care