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Mental Health Awareness QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom

Mental Health Awareness QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom is a course run by Forus Training, Westmeath. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of 8 weeks. Mental Health Awareness QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Higher Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Mental Health Awareness QQI Level 6 Online via Zoom at Forus Training, please review the details below.

Are you interested in studying Mental Health Awareness? Forus Training’s Level 6 Mental Health Awareness course is starting on February 7th 2024 for €360.
This 8 week course will look deeper at the nature and symptoms of mental illness and disease. Learners will explore the difference in demographics (gender, culture, age, ethnicity, etc.) and how mental health issues can occur to anybody. The modules place a lot of emphasis on effective mental ill health prevention, the strategies that are in place in Ireland and the services that can be instrumental in assisting people in crisis, or even to help people learn a little bit more about issues around the topic of mental health.

Throughout this course, you will…


  • Acquire an understanding of the theoretical background associated with mental health issues,
  • Examine the moral, ethical and legal considerations associated with mental health,
  • Distinguish between the major classifications of mental illness,
  • Identify and discuss strategies to maintain positive mental health,
  • Recognise barriers to positive mental health,
  • Describe symptoms and characteristics of mental illness,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of mental illness on the person and society,
  • Outline the various models used in understanding mental illness (environmental, chemical, social, cultural, genetic or combinations),
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of treatment approaches,
  • Explain the role of the relevant associated mental health professionals (GP, CPN, psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, social worker, rehabilitation professionals, occupational therapists, etc),
  • Describe the recovery process and outline the recovery movement in Ireland,
  • Understand the key issues relating to current legislation,
  • Recognise the positive and negative factors which may affect your mental health,
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how mind and body interact to promote positive mental health,
  • Examine treatment approaches and their application (Medication, psychotherapy, counseling, healing communities, systemic interventions, etc),
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the ongoing interventions available in the community for people with enduring mental health difficulties. (day centres, sheltered workshops, resource centres, rehabilitation training programmes, supported employment, sheltered housing etc),
  • Examine the features of recovery,
  • Evaluate positive supports in the community which promote positive mental health E.g. yoga, pilates, relaxation, reiki, reflexology, massage, support groups, social activities, etc,
  • Appreciate various treatment approaches,
  • Apply best practice in working with individuals with mental health difficulties.



The course is assessed in the following ways:

  • Project 50%
  • Learner Record 50%


Why Forus Training?

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning:

  • Learners have access to a Learning Management System (LMS). You will be given an account and a full induction on how the course works and how to access all available resources. The LMS includes all session slideshows and related quizzes, and extra course material (where applicable),
  • We also offer a Learner Pack (optional extra with Self Paced) which includes a letter introducing the trainer, the assessment brief, a learner record document, printed LMS slideshows for reference, and accompanying manual / notes to support further learning,
  • Live tutorial sessions are held via Zoom. Our trainers are skilled and experienced in making live sessions engaging and interactive. All tutorials are recorded so that you can go back and re-watch which is especially useful when working on assessments,
  • Other course providers tend to not offer continued support to their learners. Our trainers open numerous doors to our learners. These include opportunities for discussion and feedback, and opportunities to bring up areas that need further assistance or support. They also offer additional education and learning activities, assessment support, opportunities to submit drafts, and meetings before or after class to answer queries that cannot be covered in the session (by appointment).


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Training ProviderForus Training
Course LocationMullingar, Westmeath
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsMental Health Awareness
Course Start Date7th February 2024
Course End Date10th April 2024
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThe course is accessible online, with a mixture of virtual sessions and self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Course Fee360
Entry RequirementsThis course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfil some or one of the following criteria: Have completed the Leaving Certificate, and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Carear PathThis course leads to a Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study in the area of Health and Social Care. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
Course Code6N2209
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