Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4

Course code: ABC002

This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a counsellor, therapist or social worker.

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the different conditions that require psychiatric treatment
  • Explore the differing causes and symptoms, plus treatments that have been specifically designed for each condition
  • Understand the issues of mental illness within the community and the important of health promotion
Course overview

Covering all aspects of Mental Health, this Level 4 course aims to equip you with real depth of knowledge that can be applied to a variety of community-focused roles in Mental Health.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course content
  • Historical development of mental healthcare
  • Community mental healthcare
  • Key political and social influences on community mental healthcare
  • Cultural and environmental influences on community mental healthcare
  • How psychopathological conditions are diagnosed and classified
  • Additional assessment processes
  • Therapeutic options within community mental healthcare contexts
  • Barriers within community mental healthcare that influence diagnosis and treatment
  • Different community mental healthcare provisions and systems
  • Key roles and responsibilities of within mental healthcare teams
  • Risk management in mental healthcare within community settings
  • How a range of supporting service provisions assist those with mental healthcare problems in community settings
  • Normal development through life stages
  • Risk factors for development of mental illness through different life stages
  • Common mental health conditions through different life stages
  • Community interventions and mental health service provisions for individual life stages
  • Key environmental and social factors linked to mental health problems within a community context
  • Example mental health problems
  • Challenges of providing mental healthcare within community settings for specific conditions
  • Legal problems associated with mental capacity and court orders associated with severe mental health problems
  • Range of health promotion theories, models and approaches
  • How health promotion campaigns and interventions are designed
  • How positive mental health can be promoted within community programmes
  • How health promotion programmes and campaigns are evaluated
Extra info

Assessment

The Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4 course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Q&As

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course. However, some students may prefer to complete the Level 3 Counselling course before enrolling onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • * Student study planner
  • * Three colour highlighter
  • * Student notebook
  • * Document wallet

 

* Not included with the online study option

Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course your Community Mental Health and Psychiatry Level 4 Certificate.

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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