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Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
This unit aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the key concepts of mental wellbeing, mental health and mental health promotion. It focuses on the range of factors that can influence mental wellbeing and how to effectively promote mental wellbeing and mental health with individuals and groups in a variety of contexts, not just specialist mental health services.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with Skills for Health requirements Assessment Principles.
Life span – learners are expected to demonstrate their understanding of how factors arising from individuals’ early lives may influence their well-being as adults and the potential impact of levels of well-being in later life. This is in order to promote a holistic and whole-person approach to understanding well-being and mental health.
Risk factors: including inequalities, poor quality social relationships.
Protective factors: including socially valued roles, social support and contact.
Individual refers to someone requiring care or support; it will usually mean the person or people supported by the learner.

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