Introduction to alcohol awareness for the individual
This unit develops your understanding of the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption, the possible societal effects and where to seek help if needed.
In this unit you will develop an understanding of the most common types of dementia and how they can affect an individual. You will also explore practical ways in which a carer can take a person-centred approach to supporting an individual with dementia.
Personal safety awareness
This unit introduces you to the concept of personal safety. You will examine situations that can increase risks to personal safety and consider ways to reduce this risk. The unit also covers ways to recognise potential conflict situations, as well as how to report any incidents that may occur.
Develop an awareness of mental health
You will broaden your awareness of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues, explore what is meant by the term ‘mental health’, and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. You will also develop your knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties, and learn where appropriate support can be sought.
Introduction to stress and stress management
This unit gives you an opportunity to better understand stress, its causes and how it can affect people in various ways. You will explore a range of healthy strategies that can be used to prevent and reduce the effects of stress you encounter in your daily life, and you will gain an understanding of when and how you should seek specialist help if you are experiencing significant levels of stress.