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View Unit : Understand mental health problems

Unit
Unit Reference Number
J/602/0103
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Understand mental health problems
Unit Level
Level 3
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
14
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

N/A

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Know the main forms of mental ill health

1.1

1. Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders.

2. Explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system.

3. Explain two alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress.

4. Explain how mental ill health may be indicated through an individual’s emotions, thinking and behaviour.

2

Know the impact of mental ill health on individuals and others in their social network

2.1

1. Explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation, assumptions and stereotypes about mental ill health.

2. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on the individual including:

a. psychological and emotional

b. practical and financial

c. the impact of using services

d. social exclusion

e. positive impacts

3. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on those in the individual’s familial, social or work network including:

a. psychological and emotional

b. practical and financial

c. the impact of using services

d. social exclusion

e. positive impacts

4. Explain the benefits of early intervention in promoting an individual’s mental health and well-being.

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