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Free Online Mental Health Awareness Course with Certificate

Step up the fight for better mental health

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.

Free Online Mental Health Awareness Course with Certificate

Course detail

Free online course

The free course is fully-funded by HM Government.

No fee, no card details and no trial periods.

Certificate included

The Level 2 certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

Course duration

The free online course takes on average 6-12 weeks to complete.

This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.

100% online

The free course is 100% online.

Learn in the most engaging and interactive way possible that’s both fun and effective.

Course features

Flexible learning

Online distance learning allows you to study from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.

No exams

You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.

Expert support

A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.

CPD

Our free training is centred around continued professional development.

Join thousands of learners in growing both professionally and personally.

3 Simple Steps to Enrolment

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Eligibility Criteria:

Please note: The West Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Bath, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear, Cambridge & Peterborough are not funded via online enrolment.

If you live in any of the above areas please enrol here

If you live in London, enrol here

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Please do not apply for more than 1 course at a time.

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About this free online course

Anyone who experiences or has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from this free online mental health awareness course with certificate.

Learners will gain a detailed understanding of the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms, and management of various mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and stress to name just a few.

We firmly believe that with education, information, and accredited qualifications, you can make a difference…

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.

Source: Mind

Course content

Your free course is split into manageable units.

Understanding mental health

In this unit learners will understand what is meant by mental health and its impact.

They will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.

Understanding stress

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily life.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.

Understanding anxiety

In this unit Learners will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which anxiety can be managed.

Understanding phobias

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of phobias, the causes of phobias and the effect they can have on the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which phobias can be managed.

Understanding depression

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of depression, the causes of depression and how it can affect individuals and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which depression can be managed.

Understanding postnatal depression

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of postnatal depression and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which postnatal depression can be managed.

Understanding bipolar

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of Bipolar and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which Bipolar can be managed.

Understanding schizophrenia

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of schizophrenia, the causes of schizophrenia and media representation of the condition.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which schizophrenia can be managed.

Understanding dementia

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of dementia, its causes and how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.

Understanding eating disorders

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of eating disorders, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which eating disorders can be managed.

Understanding ADHD

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of ADHD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which ADHD can be managed.

Understanding OCD

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of OCD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which OCD can be managed.

Understanding PTSD

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of PTSD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which PTSD can be managed.

Course sample

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Section 1: Understanding mental health

In this section, you will develop an understanding of what is meant by mental health and mental ill health, and learn about the importance of mental health. 

You will find out about factors that can lead to mental ill health. 

You will also look at the law relating to mental health and mental health care.

The continuum of mental health

Before looking at the context of mental health it is essential to spend some time
exploring the basic concept of mental health – what exactly does it mean to be
‘mentally healthy? Once you understand this, it will help you understand what it
means to be ‘mentally unhealthy’ and the distress that people with mental health
problems may experience.

 

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Gain lifelong skills

This free course is brilliant for career progression and can open doors to many personal opportunities, but we believe it offers even more potential – the skills needed to make a genuine difference in other people’s lives…

  • Develop

    Develop the confidence to support others in times of crisis or distress.

  • Open doors

    Open doors to rewarding careers that make a real difference to others.

  • Create

    Create a sense of belonging and purpose in your personal and professional lives.

Get certified

Receive an accredited certificate – your Level 2 certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised qualification.

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certificate

Your certificate

Your certificate is proof you have new knowledge, skills and understanding.

qualification

Your qualification

Your qualification can help you find work, get promoted, or start a new career.

UK government funded course

We connect you with training providers that use the UK government’s Adult Education Budget to fund this free online course.

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Eligibility Criteria

government funded course

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3 Simple Steps to Enrolment

Check Your Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria:

Please note: The West Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester, South Yorkshire, Bristol, Bath, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear, Cambridge & Peterborough are not funded via online enrolment.

If you live in any of the above areas please enrol here

If you live in London, please enrol here

Step 1 - Create an account
Please do not apply for more than 1 course at a time.

Hurry! Places are limited.

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FAQs

Is the Awareness of Mental Health Problems course free?

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

Is Awareness of Mental Health Problems a qualification?

Awareness of Mental Health Problems is a level 2 qualification.

The qualification is accredited by NCFE CACHE and regulated by Ofqual.

Is the qualification recognised by employers?

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

How many free online courses can I take?

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

Do I need to sit an Exam?

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

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