Lv 3 Health and Social Care

Unit 11

1.2 Explain the range of factors that may influence mental wellbeing and mental health problems across the life span, including:

A, biological factors
Genetics, family history.

B, social factors
Bullying, drinking and drugs.

C, psychological factors
Stress or traumatic experiences.

1.3 Explain how the following types of risk factors and protective factors influence levels of resilience in individuals and groups in relation to mental wellbeing and mental health:

A, risk factors including inequalities, poor-quality social relationships
If an individual experiences inequalities they could be restricted in the help and support they receive to recover or cope with a mental illness. If they have poor social relationships, they may lack the support they need to mentally recover as they have no one to turn to.

B, protective factors including socially valued roles, social support and contact.
With the right social support and the right contact, an individual can assess help and support to recover from a mental illness. They will be given more resources and a strong support network.

2.1 Explain the steps that an individual may take to promote their mental wellbeing and mental health?
Connect with the people around them family, friends, and colleagues. Be active find the activity that they enjoy and make it a part of their life. Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. Help others such as volunteering at their local community centre this can improve their mental wellbeing and help build new social networks.

2.2 Explain how to support an individual in promoting their mental wellbeing and mental health?
Be more aware of the present moment, including your feelings and thoughts, your body and the world around you, it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

2.4 Describe key aspects of a local, national or international strategy to promote mental wellbeing...