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Mental health Wellness
(First Response)

About this course

This course will help educate individuals interested in mental health and be able to support individuals struggling with mental health, either at the workplace or in everyday life.

Course Information

Course Title MQF Level 3 Award in Mental Health Wellness (First Response)
Course Type Award
Nation Qualification Framework Level Level 3
Programme Duration 3 sessions of 5 hours (weekdays)
Mode of Attendance Part-time
Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Total ECTS Credits 3 ECTS
Course Language English & Maltese
Location Triq il-Għadam, Birkirkara, CBD 1060, Malta
  • Proficient in reading and writing English/Maltese
  • In possession of a minimum SEC pass at Grade 5 or better, or an equivalent qualification

Total Tuition Fees:

For information about funding schemes click here.

Hours of total learning:

  • Total contact hours: 15
  • Self Study hours: 59
  • Assessment hours: 1

Learning Outcomes for Knowledge obtained at the end of the programme:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will be able to achieve:

  1. Knowledge of the different classifications of mental illnesses such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders
  2. Knowledge of the different causes of mental illness such as genetics, environment, childhood trauma, negative thoughts, stress and stressful events, drugs, alcohol, unhealth habits and brain chemistry amongst others
  3. Understanding of how to care for individuals who have acute symptoms, and which might be unstable before admission to stabilisation
  4. Awareness of sleep disorders, sleep hygiene, psychopharmacology in adults, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, dementia, psychosis and eating disorders in adults
  5. Identify early onset of symptoms of dementia through the assessment of behaviour
  6. Ability to recognise psychiatric emergencies such as aggression, violence, self-harm, suicide
  7. Use de-escalation techniques in a mental health crisis
  8. Identify instances of substance misuses such as drug use and abuse, alcoholism, use of opioids, stimulants, drugs, and any other addictions such as gambling and excessive digital use
  9. Awareness of rights and legislations governing intellectual disability
  10. Identify the factors which demonstrate behavioural abnormalities and mental illnesses in children and adolescents
  11. Plan the appropriate nursing care of the client through the assessment of health status
  12. Discuss the indications and the implementation of the various therapeutic modalities that can be implemented for the child and adolescents



Target Audience: 19-30

Target Group: Those interested in mental health and supporting individual with mental health, either at the workplace or in everyday life.

1 Hour time constrained multiple-choice examination.

This course is accredited and licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is responsible for fostering the development and achievement of excellence in Further and Higher education in Malta through effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, research, and recognition of programmes of study, established under the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)

Licence Number: 2019-010

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