Mental Health Ambassador Certificate
What you'll learn
- Support others using the Real Support Framework (REAL-SF)
- Speak confidentially to others about mental illness
- Add qualified Mental Health Ambassador to your CV
- Being an Ambassador is not the same as being a therapist and this course will not teach you to deliver therapy
- This course is designed for people with an interest in mental health and helping others
- No prior knowledge of mental health is required
Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey and become a certified Mental Health Ambassador? Do you have the passion to help others, promote mental health awareness, and create a positive impact within your community? If your answer is a resounding 'yes', then this comprehensive course is tailor-made to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and compassion needed to be a beacon of hope and support.
In the first segment of this course, we dive deep into the world of mental health. You'll gain a profound understanding of various mental health conditions and how to offer effective support. We introduce you to the Real Support Framework (REAL-SF), an invaluable 6-step guide to assist individuals in need. This framework equips you with the essential skills and knowledge required to provide mental health first aid to those in distress. You'll be well-prepared to offer guidance, empathy, and assistance to those facing challenges such as:
Struggles with drugs and alcohol
In the second part of the course, we shift the focus to the broader mission of promoting mental health. We believe that raising awareness and education is a powerful tool in creating a mentally healthier society. You'll learn how to be a catalyst for change in your social circles, among friends, colleagues, and even the wider public.
We explore ways to increase awareness, challenge stigma, and debunk myths surrounding mental health issues. By sharing your own experiences, telling your story, and acting as a role model, you'll inspire others to open up about their struggles and seek the help they need. The course also touches on the practical side of promoting mental health, including organising events and potential careers in the mental health field.
No prior knowledge is required to undertake this course as everything will be explained from the ground up. Please note that while becoming a Mental Health Ambassador equips you with valuable skills to support and promote mental health, it's important to understand that this role does not make you a mental health professional. What truly matters is your sincere commitment to improving mental health and creating a more compassionate, understanding, and supportive world. Join us and become a Mental Health Ambassador, making a positive impact on those facing mental health challenges.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who thinks mental health is currently overlooked
- Those who want to take a leadership role in promoting better mental health
- Those who want to improve their own understanding of mental health
- Those who have personal experience with mental illness and want to use their experiences to help others
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
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