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The VTCT (ITEC) Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness is for anyone wishing to develop an understanding of a range of issues which may affect the mental health of people, how to identify common mental health conditions and offer support for people with mental health conditions.


The qualification includes one mandatory unit which includes:

• Understanding what is meant by mental health

• Awareness of the effects of mental health conditions

• Supporting people with mental health conditions


Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, the factors affecting mental health and the impact of mental health from a global, individual and workplace perspective.


Learners will develop an understanding of what constitutes good mental health and mental ill-health and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of a number of mental health conditions. Learners will also develop an awareness of the types of support available for mental health conditions and how to access them.


Delivery and Assessment : ONLINE


Mental Health Awareness L1 Award VTCT

  • This course is particularly good for therapists, stylists, nail technicians, makeup artists or complementary therapists who work with clients in consultation and may wish to expand their client care skills in identifying mental health issues.


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