West Nottinghamshire College is helping people to understand more about mental health awareness in the workplace thanks to a new online course.

The first Level 2 Mental Health First Aid course, which commences on Thursday 3 November, will help people to provide the support and raise understanding of mental health at work, to be able to create a happier, healthier working environment.

The course is being delivered online and will run for five weeks and cover a range of topics such as recognising mental ill-health, supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace, understanding how to promote a wellness culture and the importance of resilience and self-care.

Further courses will run on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3 November
  • Thursday 5 January
  • Wednesday 22 February
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 8 June

It is an accredited course and is completely free to people aged 24 and over. Similarly, those aged between 19 and 23 also pay nothing, provided they have a full level 2 qualification or higher. However, those aged 19-23 with less than a full level 2 qualification pay £50.

Running for five weeks from 6-7pm, classes will be delivered through one-hour long online sessions with students expected to spend an additional two hours of independent study every week.

The course will also cover three topic areas – understanding what is meant by mental health, understanding common mental health conditions and understanding the role of the mental health first aider.

Assessment will be through evidence produced by the student which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria, and through completing a written assignment at the end of the course.

Anyone wishing to apply for the course should call 01623 413602 or email [email protected] or to find out more.

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