Introduction to Mental Health Care – Level 2 Course

£ 126.10

Take the Introduction to Mental Health, a course with the Distance Learning Centre. Develop awareness of behaviours patterns, symptoms and care.

Course Description

The Introduction to Mental Health Care – Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Mental Health Care. No prior knowledge is required.

The Course Objectives are to:

  • Develop an awareness of behaviour patterns associated with mental health illnesses.
  • Identify the symptoms and behaviours associated with a range of mental health problems.
  • Create an awareness of methods of managing mental health symptoms.
  • Develop a range of skills with which to care for mental health sufferers.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Introduction to Mental Health Care – Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Define normal behaviour; Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour; Identify normal defence mechanisms; Define abnormal behaviour; Identify the characteristics of normal behaviour; and Identify therapeutic interventions to treat abnormal behaviour.
The following topics are covered: Define and identify the causes of burnout; Identify the symptoms, and preventive techniques for burnout; Identify two major types of depression; Identify the signs/symptoms of severe depression; Identify the techniques and drugs used for the management of depression; Identify circumstances which aid in the identification of potential suicide victims; Identify the factors which differentiate a suicide gesture from a suicide attempt; and Identify the methods of managing a potential suicide victim.
The following topics are covered: Identify the most common precipitating factors in violent behaviour; Identify the methods used to manage the violent patient who is unarmed; Identify the methods used to manage the violent patient who is armed; and Identify the uses of restraints for violent patients.
The following topics are covered: Identify the signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of opiates; Give examples, identify signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of central nervous system depressants; Identify examples, signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of central nervous system stimulants; Identify signs/symptoms and treatment of cannabinoids; Identify examples, signs/symptoms, and treatment for overdose and withdrawal of psychedelics; and Identify signs/symptoms and treatment for overdose of phencyclidine.
The following topics are covered: Identify the typical reactions of health care personnel towards the terminally ill or injured patient; Identify the stages of adjustment experienced by the terminally ill or injured patient and his significant others; Identify the characteristics of each stage of adjustment experienced by the terminally ill patient and his significant others; Identify the management techniques used to help the terminally ill and their significant others cope with death and dying; and Identify the methods used by the medical staff to help patients cope with death and dying.
The following topics are covered: Identify the responsibilities and actions necessary by carers when dealing with alleged sexual assault; Identify evidence control procedures; and Identify recording principles.

Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 90 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)