Learners will learn what is meant by the term 'mental health' and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions. They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought
What constitutes Mental Health and why individuals may develop mental ill-health. Learners will examine examples of common mental health problems, look at how frequently they occur in the UK and the effects that mental ill-health may have on the individual.
We will explore common sources of information about mental ill-health. We will explore in some detail how mental health is reported in the media, identifying the negative effects media reporting can have on an individual and on society, as well as looking at how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems.
We will explore the rights of people experiencing mental ill-health, and identify possible responses that can help support them, including factors that may have an impact on how well these responses will work.
Learners will identify where to refer people for further help or guidance about mental health issues and look at ways to promote positive mental health
No entry requirements
Access to the Internet, with use of a laptop or tablet.
The ability to send an email and search for information on the internet.
Good basic level of English and can write in sentences.
Be able to study at least 3-5 hours a week to complete the course work.
This is a distance learning course which means that you have the opportunity to work at a pace that suits you, and to fit your learning around your other commitments. Guidance work booklets are provided along with regular contact with the tutor via a range of methods suitable for you, email, phone, web chats and tutorials.
You will send your work to the tutor for marking at regular intervals. The tutor will give then you feedback on your work as well as any areas for improvement or any additional knowledge you may need to research to meet the unit criteria.
Mental health Level 2, Mental Health and Young People Level 2