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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

The materials follow a logical structure, beginning with defining the emotive term “Mental Health” and exploring the possibilities of working in the sector, including what jobs are available, what specialisation is possible or desirable, and what the new student or learner can expect.

We explore the symptoms and treatment of the various conditions and disorders coming under the definition of MH, including Depression, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobia and Psychosis. Suicide and self-harm is also tackled in some depth, and a range of practical skills in building and helping relationships and communication are presented in the final module.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

Learning Outcomes

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF WORKING IN MENTAL HEALTH

UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL ACTS AFFECTING MENTAL HEALTH

UNDERSTAND THE MAIN ASPECTS OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROVISION

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF DEPRESSION

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF EATING DISORDERS

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ASPECTS OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS

UNDERSTAND THE FEATURES AND IMPLICATIONS OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

UNDERSTAND HOW TO RECOGNISE AND COPE WITH THREATS OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPAL ISSUES AROUND RECOGNISING AND REPORTING ABUSE

UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING A GOOD RAPPORT WITH THE CLIENT

Unit 1: Mental Health

What is a Mental Health Worker?

Job Roles within the Mental Health Sector

Mental Health Advocacy

Unit 2: LegislationThe Mental Health Act

The Mental Capacity Act

The Human Rights Act

NHS and Community Care Act

Suicide Act

The Equality Act

Unit 3 – Classifications

DSM

ICD

Unit 4: Depression

Symptoms of Depression

Types of Depression

Diagnosis of depression

Who is affected by depression?

Causes of depression

Unit 5: Eating Disorders

Symptoms of eating disorders

Complications

Who is affected?

Causes

Prevention of eating disorders

Treatment Options for Eating Disorders

Unit 6: Personality Disorders

What are Personality Disorders?

Causes of personality disorders

Prognosis of personality disorders

Unit 7: Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia?

Who is affected?

What are the Symptoms of Schizophrenia?

What Causes Schizophrenia?

How is Schizophrenia Diagnosed?

Treatment Options for Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Facts

Unit 8: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD Facts

Unit 9: Phobias and Psychosis

Phobia

Psychosis

Unit 10: Abuse and Trauma

What is Abuse?

Child Abuse

Adult Abuse

Why do People Abuse?

Staying Safe

Abuse and the Law

Life and Relationships after Abuse

Trauma Work

Unit 11: Crisis Work

Suicide

Self Harm

Why do People Self-Harm?

Methods of preventing self-harm

Unit 12: Practical Skills

Establishing a Helping Relationship

Effective Communication

Listening

Barriers to communication

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement in Community Mental Health Practice from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from MyDistance Learning College.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Who is this for?
 

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The learning materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style. In addition to the comprehensive learning materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you, and, of course, you will have the support of your tutor.

What will I cover?
 

Your studies will cover the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration and research to carry out so that you can gauge how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples to help you but personal research is a prerequisite, so be prepared to use your initiative to fully answer the assignments.

Is it accredited?
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme.

Although the learning materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Your work is not graded; assignments are simply identified as Pass, Fail or Referred. For assignments not passed at first attempt, your tutor will advise on the improvements to be made to obtain a Pass on a reworking. A certificate of achievement will be issued by Focus Awards on successful completion of all the assignments.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?
 

No, this is a non-regulated qualification which has been endorsed by Focus Awards under their FQP scheme

What will my studies prepare me for?
 

The learning materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

How do I send in my work?
 

You email your assignments one at a time for marking. This enables your tutor to properly assess the standard and style of your work for each section, and give you feedback which will be used on your next assignment; a process of continuous improvement. On obtaining feedback and comment you will either move on to the next assignment or review and rework the one you submitted.

If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
 

Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you some pointers as to where you could improve.

What do I receive once I enrol?
 

We will send you ALL the learning materials. This consists of a folder and Study Guide, plus a package of bonus materials and items to enhance your learning experience.

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
 

Your studies should be completed within 12 months, but can be extended for a small fee if your tutor supports your request. As a rough guide, depending on your circumstances and commitment, you can complete your studies in about 100 study hours. There are no other deadlines to meet.

Is there a word count for my assignments?
 

Although a word count is not given for the tutor marked assignments, it is important that you demonstrate to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions; a comprehensive Study Guide is included with your materials. Many students start slowly at first, but your tutor will give guidance to help and encourage you to improve.

Do I need a computer to complete my studies?
 

Yes, you will need access to email and the internet to submit assignments and do research. Most students also find word-processing their assignments is much more convenient than writing by hand.

Are the learning materials paper-based or online?
 

If you select the hardcopy option above, your materials are paper-based and come in a sturdy folder. Alternatively, start your studies immediately and save £££’s by studying exclusively online, with full access to your learning materials and tutor support, studying has never been easier!

What is working in mental health?

Working with people with mental health problems requires patience and good communication. Mental health carers/nurses would work in hospitals and in the community to help those with a mental health issue and their families. Mental health nurses are very patient and non-judgemental and are able to create positive relationships with their patients.

When did you decide to work with those with a mental health issue?

When I was a teenager my grandma suffered with Alzheimer’s disease. This was the first push to wanting to work in mental health as I saw the patience and care the nurses had for my grandma. She really trusted in them and let them support her. I wanted to do the same for someone else’s family

When did you decide to work with those with a mental health issue?

Whether working in a hospital or in the community the duties are very similar. You would be expected to assess patients and support them the best way you could. If patients are on medication, it is your responsibility to ensure they take it. You may encourage patients to take part in activities that would help them such as therapy or take up a simple hobby that could help.

What qualifications do I need to work with those with mental health issues?

Five GCSE’s would be needed A* - C Level in Maths, English and Science. Thee A- levels would be needed, one to include a science to enable you to go on to degree level. A three year degree in Mental Health would need to be taken for employment in this area. Within your time study at degree level you will work in hospitals and in the community (supervised) on placements to gain the relevant experience.

What can I expect to earn when working with people with mental health issues?

Starting salaries can be - £21,388 - £27,901 a year

Experience nurses - £25,500 - £40,500

Level 4 Community Mental Health Practice

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Overview
 

Prior study is not a prerequisite - you just need a passion for the subject matter!

The materials follow a logical structure, beginning with defining the emotive term “Mental Health” and exploring the possibilities of working in the sector, including what jobs are available, what specialisation is possible or desirable, and what the new student or learner can expect.

We explore the symptoms and treatment of the various conditions and disorders coming under the definition of MH, including Depression, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobia and Psychosis. Suicide and self-harm is also tackled in some depth, and a range of practical skills in building and helping relationships and communication are presented in the final module.

MATERIALS
 

One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that, unlike other distance learning providers, we deliver the entire package of learning materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the study pack, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers fragments the learning process and actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.

REQUIREMENTS
 

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme
 

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a Diploma from My Distance Learning College.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Personal listing in an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College, which lets the world know of your success and achievement - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 –

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your study pack will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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