NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Our course code: X213

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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Whether you are an experienced health care worker or new to the industry, this Level 2 Mental Health Awareness qualification will assist you with your personal development. This fully recognised qualification is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of Mental Health Awareness issues. This course covers topics such as understanding mental health, stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, post-natal depression and schizophrenia among others – all conditions labelled under the topic of mental health.

Did you know: Mental illness affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease – one in four of us in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year. Mental ill-health is also the single biggest cause of lost days at work in the UK, and a significant factor in the majority of suicides. This course will give knowledge of a range of different mental health issues, covering causes of the issues as well as how mental health problems can be managed and treat you to build achievements in a way which is appropriate and meaningful. This qualification is relevant for learners from almost any employment sector and aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of a wide range of mental health conditions.

This online course has been specifically designed to be studied via Distance Learning it is the ideal way to qualify without worrying about trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. Your own time, your own pace with all the support you need.

On this Mental Health Awareness course, you will:

  • Raise awareness of mental health and the wide range of mental health conditions – issues that are increasingly prevalent in today’s society
  • Develop an awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions and how they may affect people’s day-to-day lives
  • Gain an insight into how these conditions can be successfully managed.

Gain awareness of several mental health conditions, their signs and symptoms, and how to manage them successfully.

  • A formal qualification

    This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: X213
  • Qualification code: 600/6134/0
  • Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Up to 130 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

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

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

The assessment methods of this course require a portfolio of evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

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 information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Staff involved in the Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and/or occupational competence, at the same level or higher as the units being assessed and internal quality assured.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
  • Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Award and Diploma in Counselling Skills.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Minimum Enrolment Age - 16 years

Credits - 13

Course Content

1: Understanding Mental Health
  • Know what is meant by mental health and mental ill-health
  • Understand the impact of mental health care becoming more community-based
  • Understand the social context of mental illness
  • Understand the legal context of mental illness
2: Understanding Stress
  • Understand the term ‘stress’
  • Possible causes of stress
  • Understand what stress feels like and how it can affect an individual
  • Understand that demands of daily life can contribute to feelings of stress
  • How stress may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing stress
3: Understanding Anxiety
  • Understand the terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic attack’
  • Understand possible causes of anxiety
  • Understand what anxiety feels like and how it affects the individual, their friends and family
  • Understand that different ways of thinking and behaving can affect anxiety
  • Understand how anxiety may be managed and know some of the resources available to support the individual experiencing anxiety
4: Understanding Phobias
  • Understand the term ‘phobias’
  • Understand the possible causes of phobia
  • Understand what a phobia feels like
  • How a phobia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • How phobias may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing a phobia
5: Understanding Depression
  • Understand the term ‘depression’
  • Understand the possible causes of depression
  • Understand what depression feels like
  • Understand how a person with psychotic depression may be affected
  • How depression affects the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • Understand that demands of daily life can maintain depression
  • How depression can be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing depression
6: Understanding Post-Natal Depression
  • Understand the term ‘post-natal depression’
  • Understand the causes of post-natal depression
  • Understand what post-natal depression feels like
  • Understand puerperal psychosis
  • How post-natal depression affects the mother, the friends and family and impacts on bonding with the baby
  • Understand that preparation for birth can help to reduce the risk of post-natal depression
  • How post-natal depression may be managed and resources available to support the mother experiencing it
  • How puerperal psychosis may be managed
7: Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understand the term ‘bipolar disorder’
  • Understand the causes of bipolar disorder
  • Understand what bipolar disorder feels like
  • How bipolar disorder affects the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • Understand that demands of daily life can influence the presentation of symptoms of bipolar disorder
  • How to recognise the symptoms of bipolar disorder to enable stability
  • How bipolar disorder may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing it
8: Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understand the term ‘schizophrenia’
  • Understand how media representation of schizophrenia can create confusion about the illness
  • Understand the causes of schizophrenia
  • Understand what schizophrenia feels like
  • How schizophrenia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • How schizophrenia may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing it
9: Understanding Dementia
  • Understand the term ‘dementia’
  • Understand the causes of dementia
  • Understand what dementia feels like
  • How dementia affects the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • How dementia may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing it
  • Understanding factors – including own actions – which may adversely affect a person with dementia

 

10: Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understand the term ‘eating disorders’
  • Understand the causes of one specific eating disorder
  • Understand what one specific eating disorder feels like
  • How one specific eating disorder may affect the individual, their life and their friends and family
  • How a specific eating disorder may be managed and resources available to support the individual experiencing it
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.