Mental Health Awareness Course
Studies suggest that a positive work environment is the key to increasing productivity and workers who are happy in their work tend to be proactive, creative and have better problem-solving abilities.
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) states that ‘employers have a legal duty of care to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all their employees’, by choosing the Focus Training Mental Health Awareness course you will be raising awareness of Mental Health within your organisation and equipping staff and managers with the skills to competently manage and risk assess situations, your organisation will be able to meet its legal duty, contribute to a reduction in sickness absence and improve productivity
For Fitness Professionals
Around 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year. Every week, 1 in 6 people in England are reporting a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety.
Performing regular exercise is a powerful tool to combat mental health issues. Studies estimate that 30 minutes of physical activity per day, over a period of 3 to 5 days, can improve the symptoms of depression. Exercise affects the chemistry of the human body, working as a powerful natural antidepressant with no harmful side effects. Exercise stimulates the body and the mind, combatting feelings of sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger and lack of self-confidence. Read more about our tips for being healthy here.
This qualification will increase your awareness and understanding of mental health, how common mental health illness is and how to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding it.
Awarded by Active IQ, the course combines both theoretical elements and practical application, equipping you with the basic skills required to carry out the procedures of mental health first aid and be able to respond appropriately when others are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Introductory Offer – £195.00
Until 31st October 2019
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Employer Delivery Options
To help you to achieve success in raising awareness of Mental Health within your organisation, we have created different learning options, allowing you the flexibility to choose the best learning route for your workforce.
Individual Learning Option
For individuals, the mental health awareness course is delivered exclusively via distance learning. This option allows learners to learn at their own pace with access to eLearning and webinars.
Course Description, Structure and Webinar Dates
The purpose of the mental health awareness course qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health.
Furthermore, the qualification provides learners with the ability to apply their knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill-health in themselves and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill-health.
The course comprises 2 mandatory units:
1. Mental Health Awareness
• To increase learners’ awareness and understanding of mental health, including what it is, how it can change and how common mental ill-health is
• To help reduce stigma and discrimination, and identify myths and facts surrounding mental health
• To identify the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatments of the most common mental health problems, as well as understanding the support and advice available for mental ill-health and the key sources of information
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
• Understand mental health
• Understand mental health disorders
• Understand the support and advice available for mental ill-health
2. Mental Health First Aid
• To enable learners to recognise and respond to mental health problems in themselves and others and to promote ways of improving mental health.
• To equip learners with the knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out the procedures of mental health first aid and be able to respond appropriately when others are experiencing a mental health crisis.
• To develop knowledge of a range of sources of support, appropriate to different situations including when the person is at risk.
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
• Recognise and respond to the signs of mental ill-health in yourself and others
• Unit 1 - Friday 6th December from 12.00 – 14.00
• Unit 2 – Friday 13th December from 12.00 – 14.00