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Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

  • Combined mental health and counselling studies 
  • Support individuals with mental health issues and enduring disorders 
  • Gain a detailed understanding of mental health and mental wellbeing 
  • Explore the legislation and key concepts around mental health 
  • Recognise the public attitude toward mental health 
  • Learn the different approaches involved in counselling 
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications

A Mental Health Worker’s main responsibility is providing the support required by individuals dealing with emotional and psychiatric issues and illnesses. As such, their day to day duties depend on the needs of their patients. In many cases, the support they provide can be close in some ways to the work of nurses and medical assistants. 

Overall, a Mental Health Worker’s focus is contributing to the mental health and wellbeing of their patients. For this reason, they are typically the frontline support for individuals with mental health issues. They are the people who are by their side as the individual learns to manage their challenges and adapt to life after diagnosis.  

They work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team to help patients improve their overall functioning. So that the patient can live comfortably and continue life in as regular a fashion as possible.  

To succeed as a Mental Health Worker, you need the capabilities to provide the assistance and support that is established in a patient care plan. This requires you to be both compassionate and patient to give those you work with the time they need to work through their challenges.  

You also need to be strong-willed and a quick thinker to avoid crises and anything that could cause avoidable stress for your patients. In addition to this, having a genuine desire to see your patients succeed is imperative as you’ll need to provide them with endless encouragement to succeed.  

Employers will also want to make sure you have the appropriate attitude towards mental health. 

In the UK, there are no set entry requirements to become a Mental Health Worker, though employers can stipulate qualifications depending on the type of work being carried out.  

As such, anyone wanting to take on more responsibilities as a Mental Health Worker would need to take the time to complete related qualifications, like this Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF).  

More qualified and experienced Mental Health Workers can help mental health providers in the planning and implementation of treatment strategies. They can also take on responsibilities like interviewing and admitting patients, and more. 

 

A Mental Health Worker’s main responsibility is providing the support required by individuals dealing with emotional and psychiatric issues and illnesses. As such, their day to day duties depend on the needs of their patients. In many cases, the support they provide can be close in some ways to the work of nurses and medical assistants. 

Overall, a Mental Health Worker’s focus is contributing to the mental health and wellbeing of their patients. For this reason, they are typically the frontline support for individuals with mental health issues. They are the people who are by their side as the individual learns to manage their challenges and adapt to life after diagnosis.  

They work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team to help patients improve their overall functioning. So that the patient can live comfortably and continue life in as regular a fashion as possible.  

To succeed as a Mental Health Worker, you need the capabilities to provide the assistance and support that is established in a patient care plan. This requires you to be both compassionate and patient to give those you work with the time they need to work through their challenges.  

You also need to be strong-willed and a quick thinker to avoid crises and anything that could cause avoidable stress for your patients. In addition to this, having a genuine desire to see your patients succeed is imperative as you’ll need to provide them with endless encouragement to succeed.  

Employers will also want to make sure you have the appropriate attitude towards mental health. 

In the UK, there are no set entry requirements to become a Mental Health Worker, though employers can stipulate qualifications depending on the type of work being carried out.  

As such, anyone wanting to take on more responsibilities as a Mental Health Worker would need to take the time to complete related qualifications, like this Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF).  

More qualified and experienced Mental Health Workers can help mental health providers in the planning and implementation of treatment strategies. They can also take on responsibilities like interviewing and admitting patients, and more. 

 

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Entry Level Salary

£18k

Average Level Salary

£22k

Experienced Level Salary

£41k
£22k You can earn
an average of
£22,000 a year

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Mental Health and Counselling Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

These courses are combined to give you a wider-ranging perspective that enables you to better understand the varying attitudes and perceptions of mental health, wellbeing and counselling methods. In addition to the crucial theories and principles within counselling. 

Through the first set of modules, you will explore the impact of mental health issues on individuals and the wider community, as well as the support that is available to them. Through the latter modules on counselling, you learn how to develop your communication skills, and use counselling methods to build positive relationships in a mental health setting. 

By completing this course, you will be ready to start a career working in the mental health sector or take your learning further by studying counselling, mental health nursing or psychology at a higher level. 

 

Understanding Mental Health 

Unit 1: Understanding the Context of Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the range of current legislation that applies to mental health and how it has changed over time 
  • Understand the range of attitudes and perceptions of mental ill-health 
  • Understand the current pattern and range of services for mental health problems and how these have evolved 

Unit 2: Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing 

  • Upon completion of this unit you will: 
  • Understand mental health and wellbeing in the different stages of life 
  • Understand how to support mental health and wellbeing 

Unit 3: Mental Health Problems – Associated Issues and Consequences 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how mental health problems have social consequences for the individual, their family and society as a whole 
  • Understand the use/misuse of substances and alcohol in the context of mental health problems (dual diagnosis) 
  • Understand mental health problems in the context of offending and the criminal justice system 
  • Understand suicide and the prevention of suicide 
  • Understand self-harm 

Unit 4: Understanding Mental Ill-Health 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand a range of mental health conditions 
  • Understand the treatments and interventions available for a range of mental health problems 
  • Understand care planning in mental health services 

Unit 5: Working in Mental Health 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know how to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for working in mental health services 
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a care or support worker working in mental health 
  • Understand the roles of other professionals providing mental health services 
  • Understand how to use reflection in the development of skills, knowledge and practice 

Counselling Skills 

Unit 1: Developing Counselling Skills 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills 
  • Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills 
  • Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills 
  • Be able to develop a relationship with counselling skills 
  • Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills 
  • Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills 
  • Understand development of own counselling skills 

Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling 
  • What is meant by the integrative model 
  • Understand the importance of counselling theory 
  • Be able to apply theories in the use of counselling skills 
  • Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches 

Unit 3: Working Ethically with Counselling Skills 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand what is meant by an ethical framework 
  • Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills 
  • Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used 
  • Understand the concepts of ethical referral 

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Diversity 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the meaning of discrimination 
  • Understand issues of diversity 
  • Understand power issues within the counselling process 

Unit 5: Counselling Skills and Personal Development 

Upon completion of this unit you will: 

  • Know own development needs 
  • Understand the process of personal development 
  • Understand group dynamics 
  • Understand the impact of personal development on others 
  • Be able to plan self-development 

*Please note, this course does not qualify you to practise as a counsellor. 

All your study materials will be accessible 24/7, 365 days a year on our world-class online learning platform. 

This gives you the ability to learn wherever and whenever you want - on your terms, around your other commitments. 

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