Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy


This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to raise awareness of mental health, creating a culture of care and the promotion of positive mental health. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to understand mental health, its associated care and how this can be applied to learners or colleagues in the workplace.

Please note that whilst the course is free, there is a £50 withdrawal fee if you choose to withdraw from the course.

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners the skills to support colleagues with mental health problems. These skills will be gained by increasing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions and the principles of mental health first aid and how this can be implemented in the workplace.

This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured. Learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.

Awarding Body: CACHE

This course is delivered via Distance Learning. You will receive your own study pack, alongside a dedicated tutor who you can contact throughout your studies.

Your study packs comprise a set of high-quality knowledge workbooks that are designed to help you learn independently through a range of reflective activities. You will also receive an online assessment account where you will document your evidence.

Course Length

9 weeks


This is a Distance Learning programme, but you must attend the virtual induction session.

If you require additional support, tutorials can be arranged either face to face, over the telephone or by email.

You could progress onto other Distance Learning programmes such as:

• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Challenging Behaviour
• Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and PREVENT
• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children’s Mental Health
• Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

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