How to Become a Mental Health Trainer
We all know how it feels to be in a dark place, whether that's emotionally or mentally. It can feel like nobody understands what you're going through and there's no way out of the darkness. But if someone is able to help guide you back into the light, then they are worth their weight in gold!
That is why becoming a mental health trainer is so important - because people need someone who will listen without judgment and offer guidance on getting back on track with life.
The required Teaching Qualifications
If you want to be a trainer you will need to have an entry-level teaching qualification. The Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET) is accepted by all awarding bodies. This course is nationally accredited and by its conclusion will allow the successful candidate to teach any subject they have experience in.
Mental health is considered a subject of health and social care so you will need to possess experience and relevant certifications in health and social care normally one level higher than you wish to teach. If you have a degree in a relevant subject or are a registered professional then you will qualify as occupationally competent to deliver the training however if you don’t, you will need to look at taking an additional mental health qualification to allow you to deliver the subject.
Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Assessment (CAVA)
We also do recommend to obtain the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Assessment (CAVA) as well because it will open up many more subjects for you to assess making you more employable. Many mental health trainers also teach other subjects such as health and social care in a variety of settings including care homes, schools and the corporate world. Remember this is not essential to teach mental health.
Mental health and safety trainers are people who work to educate others on mental wellbeing. They teach skills such as coping with stress, anger management, and other skills that can help someone maintain their mental health. Not only will it give you skills to teach others, you will be considered as a vital member of any organisation as mental health can affect everyone leading to lower productivity which means less profit.
If you are interested in becoming a mental health trainer, then look no further. The Education and Training Academy has everything you need to become a Mental Health Trainer so start now.