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Level 2 Mental Health Awareness




Taught through e-learning plus one attendance day, this qualification will provide you 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. It should also provide you with the ability to apply your knowledge of mental health through recognising and responding to the signs of mental ill health in yourself and others and be able to offer mental health first aid to people experiencing mental ill health.

Candidates will learn:

Mental Health Awareness

  • The definition of mental health
  • The mental health continuum
  • Outline stigma and discrimination in relation to mental ill health 
  • Identify common misconceptions surrounding mental health
  • Describe the role of the media in the portrayal of mental health
  • Outline key statistical data in relation to mental health
  • Outline the duty of care
  • Identify the main signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders and mental health problems to include:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety disorders: stress, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia
    • Addiction and substance misuse
    • Bereavement
    • Self-harm
  • Identify common treatments and interventions used to manage mental health and mental ill health
  • Describe the main risk factors associated with mental ill health
  • Identify credible sources of information, support and guidance
  • Identify credible organisations offering support services
  • Identify appropriate responses that can be made to support someone with mental ill health

Mental Health First Aid

  • Recognise the signs of mental ill health
  • Provide initial help to a person experiencing mental ill health
  • Signpost appropriate sources of help
  • Escalate situations when a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Promote good mental health

The course is assessed through e-assessments - written questions and case studies






On completion candidates will be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness



If you are interested in delivering programmes for individuals with mental health conditions then we recommend completing our level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

L2MH0422: 4th April 2022
L2MH1022: 10th October 2022

Price: 208.33 plus VAT (250)

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