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Mental Health First Aid and Well-being Advocacy

Course Name 
NCFE Certificate Understanding Mental Health First Aid L2 (Aged 19-23 – Refer)Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Online Learning
Level Level 2
Start Date

Flexible start dates


12 weeks

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

Do you want to understand mental health first aid and how to care for those with mental ill health in a variety of settings? Are you planning a career that requires an understanding of mental ill health and is looking to qualify in this? If so the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Well-being Advocacy is the course for you.

Mental Health First Aid is a growing phenomenon to help tackle the mental health crisis. 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. This can range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rare problems like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

What You Will Study

Unit 1: Understanding mental health and well-being

Section 1: Understand mental health, well-being and advocacy
Section 2: Understand factors which may contribute to mental ill-health
Section 3: Understand legislation that supports mental health in the UK

Unit 2: Stigma and stereotypes that individuals with mental ill-health may face

Section 1: Understand the stigma and stereotypes that individuals with mental health may face
Section 2: Understand the impact of attitudes and perceptions of mental health for individuals and organisations

Unit 3: Safeguarding individuals who may experience mental ill-health

Section 1: Understand how to safeguard individuals and the importance of a person-centred approach
Section 2: Understand the importance of positive relationships
Section 3: Understand the principles of online safety for safeguarding those who experience mental ill-health
Section 4: Understand how to respond to concerns with safeguarding

Unit 4: The role and responsibilities of a mental health first aider

Section 1: Understand the roles and responsibilities of a mental health first aider
Section 2: Understand what to do when first responding to a mental health emergency
Section 3: Understand health environments that promote well-being
Section 4: Understand processes to follow when individuals face mental health crisis
Section 5: Know the importance of having a wellness action plan

Unit 5: Mental health first aid in a workplace environment

Section 1: Understand the fundamentals of mental health first aid in a workplace environment
Section 2: Understand the types of mental ill health in individuals in a workplace environment
Section 3: Understand actions to take when an individual is facing a mental health crisis

How You Will Be Assessed

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by a range of interactive online resources. Work is assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Attendance Expectations

No need to attend College, work from home at a pace that suits you.

Fee Information

This is a free course.

Course Groups (W) Online/Distance Learning
Subject Area (W) Health, Social Care & Wellbeing
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59716
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 11 June 2024 09:37

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