Introduction to Mental health awareness

CPDG introduction to mental health

In today’s world, mental health is increasingly recognised as a critical aspect of overall well-being. Just as we’re trained in physical first aid to help those in medical emergencies, it’s equally important to equip ourselves with the skills to provide initial support to someone experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. Mental health first aid is about offering a helping hand, providing reassurance, and guiding individuals towards appropriate professional support when needed.

Develop a deeper understanding of mental health issues within your workplace and community through this course. Covering topics such as mental health and wellbeing, the effects of mental ill-health on individuals, the mental health continuum, and personal wellbeing management, this course will enhance your knowledge and professionalism in the field of mental health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact in your community or workplace. Take the first step towards creating a more supportive and compassionate environment for all.

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What will I learn?

In this course, we’ll dive into some really important stuff about mental health and wellbeing. Here’s what we’ll be covering:

1. Getting to Grips with Mental Health and Wellbeing
Let’s start by breaking down what mental health and mental illness actually mean. we’ll talk about how certain life events can really mess with someone’s mental health.

Ever wondered what makes someone more vulnerable to mental illness? We’ll discuss that too, plus, we’ll look at some eye-opening stats about how common mental illness really is.

2. How Mental Illness Impacts People
There’s a lot of stigma around mental illness, and we’ll unpack what that means. We’ll also explore how that stigma can make things even tougher for someone dealing with mental illness.

3. Navigating the Mental Health Rollercoaster
Mental health isn’t just black and white – it’s more like a spectrum. We’ll chat about why that is. Life’s full of ups and downs, right? We’ll see how mental health can fluctuate throughout our lives. We’ll cover different types of mental health issues and what to watch out for. And don’t worry, we’ll go over the signs and symptoms too.
Stress – we all deal with it. We’ll talk about how it affects mental health.
Sometimes a diagnosis isn’t the best way to handle things. We’ll explore why that is. Oh, and we’ll look at both the pros and cons of getting a mental health diagnosis.

4. Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing
Ready to take control? We’ll discuss what factors can really boost your mental health.
You’ll learn some handy strategies to manage your own mental health better.
And of course, we’ll point you toward some helpful resources and support networks.

CPDG mental health

Paul Blacker

Paul holds a Masters in Eduction, and has been teaching and working in healthcare for over 25 years.


This course is suitable for anyone interested in promoting mental health and supporting others, including healthcare professionals, educators, community leaders, HR professionals, parents, etc. This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 14 and above. It is advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and/or numeracy or equivalent.

This qualification is assessed by the following methods:

  • 1 x 15 multiple-choice questions 
  • The pass mark is 60% so 9/15
  • You have up to 30 minutes to complete the paper

You will receive a Highfield Level 2 Award in An Introduction to First Aid for Mental Health (RQF) upon successfully completing the course. We send you a hard copy by post, and an e-certificate electronically for your files.

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CPDG introduction to first aid for Mental Health

The course is delivered over 4 hours led by the tutor.

The total qualification time for this qualification is 5 hours and of this 4 are recommended as guided learning hours.

Please note that due to the fully interactive and discursive nature of the course the minimum numbers required to run this event is 6.

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