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Active IQ is delighted to announce its new Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness qualification. It will be launched at this year’s Active Training Awards on 15 November. These awards seek to support the industry in managing mental health issues among customers and colleagues.

We have also designed a CPD package to enable our approved centres to deliver this qualification. The two webinars will be led by Andy Gilbert, our Qualification Development Manager, who has led the way in helping develop this important qualification. Our aim is not only to increase awareness of mental health issues, but also to help people recognise and tackle the issues.

Save with our Early Bird Offer!

Early Bird CPD Offer

The CPD programme costs £55 per person, or £50 per person if you have more than three people attending the sessions. Save with our early bird offer rate of £45 per person, or £40 per person for more than three people. To take advantage of this offer, your place must be booked before 5.30pm on 30 October 2018.

The price also includes the cost of one qualification registration only, with one manual and one eLearning registration.

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Webinar 1 – Unit 1 – Mental Health Awareness
(Tuesday 27th November, 4pm – 5.30pm)

  • An overview of the qualification
  • Key information on unit content:
    • Understanding mental health
    • Understanding mental health disorders
    • The main risk factors associated with mental ill health
    • Common treatments and interventions used to manage mental health and mental ill health
    • Understanding the support and advice available for mental ill health
  • Assessment information on Unit 1: Online Knowledge Test
  • Ideas for teaching and learning activities and useful resources
  • eLearning and workbook support
  • Questions and answers

Webinar 2 – Unit 2 – Mental Health First Aid
(Tuesday 4th December, 4pm – 5.30pm)

  • Recap of webinar 1
  • Key information on unit content:
    • Recognising the signs of mental ill health
    • Providing initial help to a person experiencing mental ill health
    • Escalating situations when a person may be at risk of harm to themselves or others
    • Mental health first aid for specific mental health disorders
    • Listening and communicating in a non-judgmental way
    • Signposting appropriate sources of help
    • Promoting good mental health
  • Assessment information on Unit 2: Mental Health First Aid Case Studies
  • Ideas for teaching and learning activities and useful resources
  • eLearning and workbook support
  • Questions and answers

Unit 1 will be assessed via an online or paper-based knowledge test and unit 2 will be scenario based.

The mental health first aid component is a key feature in the design of this qualification.

We will also provide supporting materials including a manual and eLearning. They will include activities encouraging learners to discuss mental health. There will also be lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations, and we will schedule some ‘train the trainer’ webinars to help tutors begin delivering this qualification.

The webinars will be recorded should you not be available for the live dates.

How to Book

To book the CPD programme, simply download this application form and email the completed form to our Customer Services team at

Once your payment is received, we will then register you for the programme and send your joining instructions to you by email.

In order to participate fully in Webinar 1, learners must be familiar with the following sections of the Mental Health Awareness workbook:

  • Section 1: Understanding Mental Health
  • Section 2: Understanding Mental Health Disorders

This workbook will be provided before the session. Learners should read the relevant pages and complete all the activities and discussions within these sections. This will make sure everyone understands the course content and materials to be used when delivering the course.

These sections will also be discussed during the first part of the webinar, when learners will be able to ask questions about the content. We recommend that learners should familiarise themselves with these parts of the eLearning, which will also be made available before the first webinar.

Learners should also expect to study the course materials between the two webinars.