This fully recognised qualification is designed for a broad spectrum of health care workers who would benefit from a greater understanding of Mental Health. This course covers topics such as stress, phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, and schizophrenia among others – all conditions under the topic mental health.
Whether you are an experienced mental health care worker or new to the industry caring for clients or patients in a work environment, we believe that this learning programme will assist you with your personal development. This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Topics covered in this Course
Unit 1 – What is Mental Health?
Issues pertinent to each individual’s Mental Health
How Mind and Body interact to promote positive Mental Health
Strategies to maintain Positive Mental Health
Barriers to positive Mental Health
Positive Support in the community
Unit 2 – Realities of Mental Illness
The Historical Context and Myths Associated with Mental Health
The major Classification of Mental Illnesses
The various models used in understanding mental illness
The impact of Mental illness on the person and society
The symptoms and characteristics of mental illness
Issues associated with mental illness
Unit 3 – Intervention and Treatment Approaches
Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)
Assessment of each modality
The Role of Mental Health Professionals
Interventions available in the Community
Unit 4 – Recovery and Advocacy
The Features of Recovery
The Recovery Process
The recovery movement in Ireland
Key issues relating to current legislation
Who should complete this course?
Health care workers, mental health carers, social care workers, those working with people with intellectual disabilities, day centre workers, and those working in sheltered workshops, resource centres, sheltered housing, and rehabilitation training programmes. Other roles who would benefit from this course include Youth workers, Gardai, Nurses, Prison officers, Teachers, and HR Professionals.
People who wish to gain a professional qualification in the subject matter by home study distance learning.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Cert (or equivalent) and/or relevant work and life experience.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
This award is assessed through a series of assessments, which are submitted by the student. This includes a Learner Record, and a Project.
As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards QQI Advanced Certificates including: Social and Vocational Integration (6M2218) and Inclusive Education and Training (6M2263). For more details contact us.
Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Mental Health Awareness (6N2209).