Awareness of Mental Health and Wellbeing - Level 1 Award OCNLR

This course will explore various mental health issues and how they can affect wellbeing. The aim is to remove the stigma of poor mental health by providing an understanding of issues surrounding it. The course will include strategies to improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing.
This course will also be of interest to those who have contact with the general public through everyday living. For example, carers, both in domestic and residential care settings and those providing public services, such as, education, housing, transport and retail, both in employed and voluntary capacities or for personal development.

Course Content

At the end of the course you will:
Understand the meaning of "health and wellbeing"
Understand factors that can influence health and wellbeing
Understand the different types of health services that exist locally
on the course including at case studies, discussion with other learners
For assessment you will produce a portfolio and, with support from your tutor, you will also create your own individual learning plan.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

There are no formal entry requirements for this Level 1 course. However, in order to be able to fully engage with the learning you should have a minimum of Entry Level 3 literacy skills.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.