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Mental Health First Aid (On Campus) - Level 2

Overview

We also offer this course online! Click here to find out more.

This 4-week part-time course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide mental health first aid in the workplace.

You will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress. You will also learn how to identify potential risk factors and triggers for mental ill-health and how to provide support and signposting to those who may be experiencing mental health issues.

The course will also cover strategies for supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, including creating a mentally healthy workplace culture. You will learn how to facilitate conversations around mental health and how to provide support to colleagues who may be struggling with their mental health.

In addition, you will learn how to promote a culture of wellness in the workplace. You will learn about the importance of good nutrition, exercise, and sleep for mental health. You will also learn about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation and why it is incorporate these practices into your life and workplace.

The course will also focus on the importance of resilience and self-care for mental health. You will learn how to develop resilience skills, including positive thinking and stress management. You will also learn about the importance of self-care, including strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and taking care of their own mental health.


Start dates and fees

Start Dates

  • New dates coming soon, contact us for further details, 01623 413602.

Fees

  • This course is FREE for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed but earn less than £20,319 per year.
  • This course costs £50 for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are employed and earn more than £20,319 per year, or are unemployed but not in receipt of benefits.
  • The course cannot be funded for adults aged between 19 and 23 with a prior attainment level less than a full Level 2 qualification, therefore a fee of £100 is payable.

What will I study?

  • Recognising mental illness and health
  • Supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Understanding how to promote a wellness culture
  • The importance of resilience and self-care
  • Understanding what is meant by mental health
  • Understanding common mental health conditions
  • Understanding the role of the mental health first aider

Entry requirements

  • All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.
  • Ideally a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

How long is the course?

5 weeks


How will I be assessed?

  • Final assessment.

Career opportunities


How do I apply?

Please contact the adult and community learning team on 01623 413602 or community@wnc.ac.uk.

Next steps

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01623 413602

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