This qualification forms part of the Qualsafe (QA) Mental Health suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of subject matter experts and in-depth research in the area of mental health first aid.
This QA qualification is:
- For people who wish to raise their awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with mental health problems
- To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to direct anyone with potential mental health problems to a reliable source of support
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace (RQF) and includes the qualification requirements, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements. The objective of the qualification is to benefit the learner by educating them in common mental health illnesses such as depression, stress and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harming and suicide. The qualification includes how to listen to others and provide advice on where to signpost to expert support to assist them in difficult times. The qualification will potentially assist with reducing stigma associated with mental health problems in the workplace.
COURSE DURATION: 1 Day
QUALIFICATION: This regulated qualification is externally accredited by Qualsafe.