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Mental Health Awareness an Introduction

Subject category: Mental Health

Course overview

This course has been developed to provide the learner with an introductory knowledge of the main forms of mental health conditions according to the psychiatric classification system. The focus of the course is on understanding the different mental health conditions. It also considers the benefits of early intervention in promoting mental health and well-being.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clip of personal experiences.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Standard 9
The Government document – No Health without Mental Health
Skills for Care – Common Core Principles to Support Good Mental Health and Wellbeing in Adult Social Care
The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Ambition for our Mental Health
CQC Report: Right Here, Right Now
And the following QCF unit:
Understand Mental Health Problems

Course content

Main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system
Discrimination due to misinformation, assumptions and stereotypes about mental ill health
How mental ill health may have an impact on the individual

Learning outcomes

State the main forms of mental health
Describe the impact of mental ill health issues on individuals 


3 hours

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