Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This nationally accredited qualification is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of a number of different mental health issues that may be encountered.
The programme covers a wide range of mental health conditions, what their indicating signs, triggers and symptoms may be, how it can affect an individual’s ability to cope and function as well as looking at guidance on how to potentially manage and support them with their illness on a day-to-day basis.

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Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate

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How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 3 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

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The course includes several units: Unit 1: Understanding Mental Health. In this unit learners will understand what is meant by mental health and its impact. They will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided. Unit 2: Understanding stress. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily life. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed. Unit 3: Understanding anxiety. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which anxiety can be managed. Unit 4: Understanding phobias. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of phobias, the causes of phobias and the effect they can have on the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which phobias can be managed. Unit 5: Understanding depression. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of depression, the causes of depression and how it can affect individuals and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which depression can be managed. Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of postnatal depression and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which postnatal depression can be managed. Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of bipolar disorder, its causes and the effect it can have on individuals and their daily lives. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed. Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of schizophrenia, the causes of schizophrenia and media representation of the condition. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which schizophrenia can be managed. Unit 9: Understanding dementia. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of dementia, its causes and how it can affect the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed. Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of eating disorders, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which eating disorders can be managed. Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In this unit learners will gain an understanding of ADHD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which ADHD can be managed. Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In this unit learners will gain an understanding of OCD, the causes of OCD and how it can affect the individual and others. Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which OCD can be managed. Unit 13: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this unit learners will gain an understanding of PTSD, its causes and how it can affect the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which PTSD can be managed.

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