Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

About the course

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 will Benefit from the Course

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.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This Course is Available:

• Online

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL, online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:

• Exciting and engaging content

• Interactivity - featuring videos and games to enhance learning

• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

What you will Learn

This course is split into thirteen manageable units:

Unit 1: Understanding Mental Health

Unit 2: Understanding Stress

Unit 3: Understanding Anxiety

Unit 4: Understanding Phobias

Unit 5: Understanding Depression

Unit 6: Understanding Post-natal Depression

Unit 7: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Unit 8: Understanding Schizophrenia

Unit 9: Understanding Dementia

Unit 10: Understanding Eating Disorders

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Benefits

• 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

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About our Online Adult Skills Courses

In partnership with The Skills Network, our Online Training courses allow a more flexible learning experience when compared to face-to-face classroom study. Our range of courses are perfect if you are looking to develop a career in health and/or well-being alongside any commitments that you may have. As with all of our Funded Adult Skills courses, you may be entitled to have your fees fully or partially funded. 

Some of the courses may require paper-based learning materials. Please allow between 5-7 working days for these to arrive after your enrollment. Once confirmed you will receive an automated email to access your learning materials through our EQUAL system.

Looking to receive funding to study an Adult Skills course?

Find out if you meet the criteria to receive either full or partial AEB funding by downloading our AEB Funding Application Form. Once completed, email the form to the Adult Skills Team