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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Certificate

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Around 450 mil­lion peo­ple cur­rent­ly expe­ri­ence men­tal health prob­lems, with recent reports sug­gest­ing that over 12 mil­lion work­ing days were lost due to work-relat­ed stress, depres­sion or anx­i­ety in just one year. 

It’s impor­tant that employ­ers are trans­par­ent and open about men­tal health issues, and this qual­i­fi­ca­tion builds an under­stand­ing of men­tal health prob­lems and the sup­port avail­able to col­leagues. Increas­ing the under­stand­ing of men­tal health of staff at all lev­els builds a cul­ture of care and support.

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.


Entry Require­ments

Entry is at the dis­cre­tion of the cen­tre. How­ev­er, learn­ers should be aged 19 or above to under­take this qual­i­fi­ca­tion qualifications.

Do you need to be work­ing to take this qualification?

This is a knowl­edge-only qual­i­fi­ca­tion. Work/​industry place­ment expe­ri­ence is not required.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is inter­nal­ly assessed and exter­nal­ly qual­i­ty assured. Learn­ers must suc­cess­ful­ly demon­strate their achieve­ment of all learn­ing out­comes of the units as detailed in the qual­i­fi­ca­tion specification.

Poten­tial Future Career

Learn­ers who achieve this qual­i­fi­ca­tion could progress to:

• Lev­el 2 and 3 Diplo­ma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Eng­land
• Lev­el 2 and 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Lev­el 2 Award in Aware­ness of Demen­tia
• Lev­el 2 and 3 Cer­tifi­cate for Work­ing in the Health Sec­tor
• Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in the Prin­ci­ples of End of Life Care
• Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Stroke Care Man­age­ment
• Inter­me­di­ate and Advanced Appren­tice­ships in Health & Social Care.

Career oppor­tu­ni­ties

Work­ers with­in a wide range of pub­lic ser­vice roles will inter­act with those with men­tal health issues and sup­port needs in their day-to-day work across a num­ber of sec­tors. This qual­i­fi­ca­tion may be use­ful to learn­ers study­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions in the fol­low­ing sector(s)/area(s):

• cus­tomer ser­vice
• hous­ing
• vol­un­tary sec­tor
• sport and recre­ation
• hos­pi­tal­i­ty
• trav­el and tourism.

Course Con­tent

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.

To be award­ed this qual­i­fi­ca­tion, learn­ers are required to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plete 3 manda­to­ry units.


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Study­ing Pho­tog­ra­phy here has pro­vid­ed me with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to progress to a Foun­da­tion Degree clos­er to home at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Stamford!

Emily Colhoun



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