Mental Health Awareness Level 1

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness

Get a foundational understanding of mental health and discover how poor mental health can impact individuals and society.

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Overview

The NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is an ideal starting point to learn about mental health and what you can do to support those around you. It will help you understand what is meant by "mental health" and how to recognise and respond to poor mental health. The course will also put these learnings into the context of wider society, such as how different social and cultural groups experience and are affected by poor mental health.

This is a knowledge-only qualification that would complement study in a variety of areas such as Citizenship, PSHE, Healthcare, Social Care, Counselling and Public Services. It may also be beneficial for those working within the voluntary and community sector, and for others whose role calls for day-to-day interaction with the general public. It's also ideal for those that simply want to increase their own understanding and awareness of mental health.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Understand What Is Meant by Mental Health

You will define the terms mental health and mental-ill health and identify possible causes of mental health difficulties as well as list sources of information on mental health issues.

Unit 2 - Be Aware of Some of the Social and Personal Effects of Mental Ill-health

Explore the percentage of people within the UK that may experience mental health problems. Identify effects that experiencing a mental health problem may have on an individual. How Mental health is reported in the media and how any negative effects reported may have on both an individual and society.

Unit 3 - Be Aware of Some of the Respones to Mental Health Issues

Identify the rights of people experiencing mental ill health. Identify possible responses that can be made to support an individual with needs and outline factors which can have an impact on whether the response will work. In addition, identify where to refer people for further help and guidance about mental health issues and find and explore ways to promote positive mental health.

Unit 4 - Be Aware of Cultural Diversity in Relation to Mental Health Issues

Identify possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups and give examples of barrier that may exist for different cultural groups accessing services as well as ways to overcome such barriers and outline factors that can help promote positive mental health among different cultural groups.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 1 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This will be part of your portfolio of evidence which is the main assessment method of this course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

This is a regulated, knowledge-only qualification, therefore, no real work environment placement is required.

The Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is internally assessed using a candidate workbook covering all the learning outcomes of the qualification.

Entry requirements

This is a level one, entry-level qualification, usually suitable for learners with little or no experience. There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

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How long is a health and social care course?

You have up to twelve months to complete one of our online health and social care courses. With that said, we’ve found that our students gain their chosen qualification in a much shorter time thanks to our award-winning learning materials and one-to-one tutor support. This means that you could put your learning into practice and secure a new job in health and social care very quickly.

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How does studying for a health and social care course online work?

Online health and social care courses allow adults to retrain around their jobs and other commitments while being fully supported by the help of a personal, distance learning tutor. Choosing to study health and social care online gives you flexibility and freedom that you may struggle to receive from a traditional educational provider.

You’re given a deadline to complete the course, but the rest is up to you. You can study whenever you like, whether it’s on a bus or in the middle of the night. The power is in your hands.

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What is a health and social care course?

Health and social care is an umbrella term for courses that focus on helping others. Just some of the subjects that fall under this remit include retirement planning, diabetes care in children and young people, and mindfulness.

This means that once you’re qualified in general health and social care, your career can evolve as your interests do. You can practice a specific specialism and then pivot to another when and if you feel that you want to do something different but don’t want to retrain entirely. You really can carve your own health and social care career path.

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Why study one of our health and social care courses?

When you enrol with us, you’ll be embarking on a rewarding, enriching journey at a pace that suits you. Our distance learning courses are designed to be tackled anywhere and anytime. Plus, with our award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

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Why is health and social care important?

While all roles differ, those working in health and social care provide an invaluable service to people within the community. They often offer support – either emotional, physical, or social – that allows people in need to continue to live a normal and fulfilling life. Some roles also help protect vulnerable members of society from abuse.

Health and social care is a varied, interesting and incredibly rewarding career path that can involve working with the very young through to the very old, while helping those in need navigate a diverse range of situations.

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