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Promoting the mental health and well-being of older people L2 learner materials

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Promoting the mental health and well-being of older people: this level 2 workbook is designed to meet QCF standards and covers the five mandatory units.
Author(s): Alison Clare and Sharon Lee Cuthbert

About the qualifications
These new qualifications in promoting the mental health and well-being of older people are designed to shift the focus of frontline practice with all older people from managing problems to promoting positive well-being in its broadest sense. The qualifications aim to build on the previous work and life experiences of learners and are relevant to people who are new to their role as well as those who already have experience of working with older people. The qualifications are designed to meet the requirements for the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

About the materials
Grounded in current research and best practice these resources are designed to challenge learners' attitudes to, and assumptions about, older people and to bring about real change to frontline practice across the range of service settings.

Content - Level 2
The Level 2 award in Promoting the mental health and well-being of older people comprises five mandatory units and is aimed at people new to their role and/or working under the supervision of others.

Unit 1 The principles and values that underpin the promotion of well-being and mental health with older people
Unit 2 Mental well-being, mental health problems and older people
Unit 3 Communication, relationships and promoting mental well-being with older people
Unit 4 Working within services to promote well-being and mental health with older people
Unit 5 Developing yourself in your role to promote the well-being and mental health of older people.

Vital information for: everyone involved in improving and maintaining the mental well-being of older people, whether they are based in health services, housing, social care, advice and employment, education sport and leisure, or the criminal justice system - in the voluntary, public or private sectors.

This includes paid staff, volunteers and informal carers supporting and working with older people in their own homes, in community and day services, hospital and residential settings, housing schemes and secure accommodation.

Professionals within the social care sector are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Those who use this resource will be able to gain CPD points


ISBN: 9781841962429
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 13 January 2014

Alison Clare worked as a volunteer, support worker and social worker in mental health, homelessness and supported housing services, before moving into learning and development. She has developed qualifications, training programmes and learning resources for a range of public and charitable organisations, and evaluated workforce strategies and qualifications for the community justice and drug and alcohol sectors.

Sharon Lee Cuthbert began her working life as a mental health support worker in hospital and community mental health services. She worked as a national trainer for Age UK, and has developed and delivered programmes for managers, staff, service users and carers across the statutory, private and voluntary sectors. She is a qualifications consultant for a UK awarding body and an independent assessor and internal verifier. 

In 2011 they set up Realife Learning and are currently developing a series of short learning resources for frontline health and social care staff.