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Mental Health Awareness 
Explore and make sense of the statement “there is no health without mental health” and the facilitation of understanding that “No decision about me without me’ is the governing principle. 
Consider the Code of Conduct for Health Care Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. 
Consider MH care that is supportive and personalised to reflect people’s needs, not those of the professional or the system. 
Describe positive action to embrace positive behaviour leading to wellbeing with interventions that keep us physically and mentally well. 
Understand the impact of facilitating prompt action to access information and resources supported by best available evidence. 
Sharing best practice and interventions with friends, families and the wider community to become more informed and engaged to combat stigma associated with mental illness. 
Know the key signs of mental illnesses and distress and be able to respond appropriately 
Mental Health First Aid England (2013), Line managers’ resource 
Action for Happiness, 10 keys to happier living Legislation 
Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended 2007) 
Mental Capacity Act 2005 
Care Act 2014 
Children and Families Act 2014 NB. 
These core learning outcomes for mental health awareness may be supplemented by additional outcomes to take account of factors such as type of role, location, service need and risk analysis. Mental health awareness also needs to be understood in conjunction with related statutory and mandatory subjects as appropriate to role. 
Successful student/learners will be able to: 
Become confident in understanding the cause of mental illness and the key professionals who facilitate care pathways and recovery principles 
Be competent in all areas in relation to the 6C’s (Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment, embedded across health & social care.) 
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