Mental Health Awareness

L1 Level 1
Part Time
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City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

We offer training in mental health awareness and also Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) both of which provide delegates with an understanding of mental health, the most common difficulties experienced and useful ‘first aid’ interventions.

The principles of mental health are explained and discussed with opportunity to practice essential ‘helping’ skills for use in the workplace, home and public places.

These courses will build confidence and encourage skills to enable delegates to offer appropriate comfort and signposts to professional help. 

What you will study

This course is designed to provide an awareness of mental health and will cover:

  • Understanding the nature and implications of mental distress
  • Understanding the principles of mental wellbeing
  • The five steps of providing assistance with mental health
  • An understanding of depression, anxiety and psychosis

CAVC College certificate of attendance.

Trainers accredited by Training in Mind, MHFA (Wales)

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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7 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Mental Health Awareness

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE