Essential Mental Health Awareness Level 1

You will explore what is meant by mental health as well as common perceptions of mental health and the impact of stereotyping. In addition you will learn about the rights of people with mental health challenges and the support available.

START DATE AND TIME:
Mon, 24th April 2017
10:00 - 13:00
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE084
Full fee:
£75
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Michele Ponting

Address

Foredown Tower, Foredown Road
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You will explore what is meant by mental health as well as common perceptions of mental health and the impact of stereotyping. In addition you will learn about the rights of people with mental health challenges and the support available.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Increase awareness and understanding of mental health.
  • Understanding the impact of stereotyping and discrimination.
  • Identify cultural differences in the perception of mental health.
  • Develop knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    A clear definition of what is meant by the term Mental Health.

    The causes of mental health difficulties.

    An understanding of common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions of mental health.

    An overview of where appropriate support can be sought.

    Information about cultural diversity within mental health issues.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on the course, including group discussions, group exercises, individual work and the use of case studies.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    An interest in mental health issues; no previous experience or qualifications are necessary. Coursework requires some written repsonses to structured questions in a workbook.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    Students complete a workbook; written and verbal feedback will be provided by the course tutor.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    The ability to carry out research about mental health issues discussed in the class. Links to relevant websites and a reading list will be provided.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen and paper.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2.

    Pre Access to Health and Social Care Professions.

    Counselling level 1.

    Your tutor will advise.

    This is an excellent course to gain a greater understanding of the causes and effects of mental health on individuals, as well as learning about the support available for people experiencing mental health challenges.

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