Level 2 certificate in the principles of the mental health worker

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of mental health and mental health issues, different approaches to mental health care and management, the duty of care required for adults in health and social care, and change and support applicable to mental health.

The qualification is for anyone who wishes to learn about mental health from an authoritative source. This qualification covers the skill and knowledge needed to understand approaches to mental health care, the duties of care, and the required principles for mental health care workers. 

 

Who is it for?

The qualification is for anyone who wishes to learn about mental health from an authoritative source. This qualification covers the skill and knowledge needed to understand approaches to mental health care, the duties of care, and the required principles for mental health care workers.

 

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Qualification Specification: What you will learn?

Unit 01: Mental Health Issues

Section 1: The concept of mental health

Section 2: Common types of mental health problems and illnesses

Section 3: The legislation and guidance that applies to those with mental health problems.

Learn about mental health, including the concept as a whole, including physical and mental well-being, the types of mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, and the legislative aspects of mental health.

Unit 02: Principles of the Mental Health Care Worker

Section 1: The different roles and responsibilities for working in mental health

Section 2: How continuous professional development improves own practice

Section 3: How own well-being improves practice

Section 4: The Mental Capacity Act 2005 when Working in Mental Health Care

During this unit, you will learn a lot about the roles and responsibilities of the care worker, as well as what he or she should be doing according to standards and practices, records and legislation, and duty of care.

Also covered in the course are personal development plans, SWOT analysis, using feedback, reducing stress, and using the Mental Capacity Act when working in care.

Unit 03: Approaches to Care Management in Mental Health

Section 1: The key features of the care planning process

Section 2: Aspects of good practice in the care planning process.

Learn about the implementation aspect of care planning, as well as the steps used in care, and key interpersonal skills.

Additionally, you will learn about the elements of good practice including risk assessments, mental health assessments, and the roles of key agency personnel in relation to the care process.

Unit 04: Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care

Section 1: What is meant by “duty of care”

Section 2: Dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care

Section 3: How to recognise and report unsafe practices

Section 4: The impact of own actions on individuals and others

Section 5: The importance of consent in health and social care practice.

Unit 4 summary: This unit discusses the duty of care and how it affects a physician’s practice, including the necessity for whistleblower policies and legislation. You will also receive instruction concerning what to do when a dilemma occurs in relation to the duty of care, recognising and reporting unsafe practices such as shortages of staff and unsafe equipment, examining workplace culture and abuse, and what constitutes legitimate consent.

Unit 05: Understanding Change and Support in Relation to Mental Health

Section 1: How mental health change occurs

Section 2: The role of others in the individual’s mental health change

Section 3: The treatment options available to manage mental health problems

Section 4: How to access information to support understanding of mental health issues.

The focus of this unit is on the number of factors that can lead to mental health change and key areas where support is beneficial. In addition, you will learn how others can support the person to recover, such as unpaid carers, advocates, and interpreters, as well as the types of medications and therapies available to help treat mental health problems and other resources that are available to support good practice.

Mental Health Awareness - Level 2

Information for learning centres

 Awarding organisation: NCFE CACHE (see www.cache.org.uk)

How to book?

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Course Duration

Generally, 8-12 weeks

Learning outcome

This course offers the following benefits:

  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification
  • A long-term career path in healthcare and social care
  • This course is delivered via distance education, so you can choose your own schedule and location.
  • Taking on a study program will enhance both your personal skills and your professional potential
  • To help you succeed, personal tutors will be assigned to you.

Job prospects

With this qualification, you can progress to employment or advance within the following occupations:

 

  • Care assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Adult social care relief team worker
  • Night care assistant
  • Support worker (supported living)
  • Home care support worker
  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Clinical healthcare support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support/outreach worker.

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