Did you know one in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year? The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition. This nationally recognised qualification covers all of these aspects and is the perfect place to start.

Who is suitable?

The qualification is suitable for anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge of mental health problems, the factors that cause mental ill-health and the ways that mental health problems can be managed. The course is also suitable for those who already work in this area, anyone who wants to secure a job linked to mental health and anyone who wants to gain more knowledge for personal reasons.

What you will learn

This course is split into 13 manageable units:

  1. Understanding mental health

  2. Understanding stress

  3. Understanding anxiety

  4. Understanding phobias

  5. Understanding depression

  6. Understanding post-natal depression

  7. Understanding bipolar disorder

  8. Understanding schizophrenia

  9. Understanding dementia

  10. Understanding eating disorders

  11. Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  12. Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  13. Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Learning method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:

  • Paper-based

  • Paper-based learning with online assessments - No exams.


  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

  • Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry

  • Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

  • Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

Course Duration

6-8 weeks

Awarding Body


Need more info’?

Freephone 0800 001 5910 or email mail@freecoursesinengland.co.uk