Unit 7 – Promoting Individuals’ Health and Wellbeing


This unit will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the importance of promoting individuals’ health and wellbeing to ensure positive outcomes.  You will look at the links between identity, self-image and self-esteem and the relationship between physical health and mental wellbeing.  You will address the factors that influence an individual’s wellbeing and the services and resources that are available to support this.  You will look at early indicators of deterioration of physical and mental health and how to report concerns.


Remember when you are answering the questions to look at the command words and here is what each of these mean within the questions, below is a table with the meanings of some of the operative words you will see in this unit.


Also to remember that you need to be able to discuss about your own role and what you do in your working role, workplace and include actual working examples.

Please remember not to use any names for confidentiality.


Please make sure you do not use bullet points within your answers.




Give a clear description that includes all the relevant features. Think of it as ‘painting a picture with words’


Explain Set out in detail the meaning of something, with reasons. More difficult than describe or list; it can help to give an example to show what you mean. Start by introducing the topic then give the ‘how’ or ‘why’. OR provide details and give reasons and/or evidence to clearly support the argument you are making.


Define Clearly explain what a particular term means and give an example, if appropriate, to show what you mean.


Outline Write a clear description; give a summary of/ a general plan showing essential features but no detail.


Summarise Write down or articulate briefly the main points or essential features.







Outline the relationship between identity, self-image and self-esteem and the impact this can have on individuals’ wellbeing. (See below guidance)

Identity, self-image, and self-esteem are there to help improve the well-being of individuals. A person’s identity can be either social or personal where the social is about their duty and what they do in the groups they belong. The groups can be their cultural group. Personal identity covers the things that are personal to our lives. Some of these things are our goals, what we like and what we do not like, and how we behave. Self-image involves how we see ourselves and also how we think people see us. Self-esteem is when we judge ourselves based on our identity and our self-image. We can judge or self-esteem either positively or negatively. How we see ourselves and our identity will determine the judgement. The link between these three is, that the individual’s identity is what makes the person different from others. Their self-image is how they see themselves based on their identity. Their self-esteem is about how they judge themselves based on their identity and self-image. In this case, when a person’s identity is limited, it can have a great impact on the person’s self-image and self-esteem.




Outline the relationship between individuals’ physical health and mental wellbeing.





Describe factors that influence individuals’ wellbeing. (See below guidance)




1.4, 1.5

Described services and resources to support individuals’ wellbeing and give examples of when and how to access them. (See below guidance)





Explain how an individuals’ wellbeing may affect their behaviours and relationships.





Explain how to engage and involve individuals in monitoring their own health and wellbeing.





Outline the early indicators of deterioration of an individual’s physical and mental health. (See below guidance)




2.3, 2.4

Explain how you would escalate concerns about the deterioration of an individual’s health and who this would be escalated to.






Identity: refers to what makes an individual who they are and is comprised of a range of different areas of self


Individuals’ wellbeing:  refers to that of people accessing care and support services. Wellbeing is a broad concept that refers to a person’s quality of life.  It takes into account health, happiness and comfort. It may include aspects of social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, intellectual, economic, physical, and mental wellbeing.


Factors: Factors affecting wellbeing will be different for different people. You need to show consideration of environmental, physical, social and psychological factors.


Influence: You need to consider the positive and negative influence of the factors on individuals’ wellbeing


Services and resources: You need to consider a range of services and resources available within your organisation and external to your organisation that could support individuals’ different wellbeing strengths and needs.


Early indicators: can also be referred to as ‘soft signs’ of deterioration and may include:

·         Restlessness

·         Confusion

·         Temperature changes

·         Changes in mobility

·         Pain

·         Discoloured skin

·         Changes in appetite

·         Breathing difficulties

·         Changes to urine or bowel habits

·         Sickness

·         Changes in mood or temperament




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