Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.

This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Topics

The history of mental health.
Values and principles of the mental health sector.
Different contexts of mental health work.
Myths and facts about mental illness.
Key issues facing people with mental health illnesses.
Referral to other health workers or other professional organisations.
Legal and ethical considerations.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.