In the week it all went weird, we especially need to take care of our mental health and look out for those around us - be that at home, in the work place or our local community.


There is a wealth of information and ideas online for supporting good mental health in these challenging times. Regular communication with others is particularly important to reduce the impact of isolation.


Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental health problems, with recent reports suggesting that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year.


It’s important that employers are transparent and open about mental health issues, and this qualification builds an understanding of mental health problems and the support available to colleagues. Increasing the understanding of mental health of staff at all levels builds a culture of care and support.


If you are interested in learning more about how to promote good mental health, we are pleased to offer this great distance learning course on Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.


Level 2 certificate in 

mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace


Course content includes:


  • What is meant by mental health and mental ill health
  • Factors contributing to different types of mental ill health and actions to take when an individual is facing a mental health crisis
  • The importance of positive relationships and person-centred approaches
  • How to protect your own mental health when supporting others
  • The impact of attitudes and perceptions of mental health for individuals and organisations
  • Wellness action plans



Mandatory units


  • Exploring mental health
  • Supporting individuals with mental ill health
  • Understanding a mentally healthy environment



Apply online here 





  • Fully funded for eligible learners aged 19+
  • Must be EU resident for min. of 3 years
  • No funding currently available in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands or West of England (devolved skills budget areas)