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 persons 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.
This course is split into 13 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).
The qualification is suitable for learners who wish 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 anyone who already works 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.
Awarding body, assessment method and more
Studying via distance learning over approximately a 10-12 week period.
This means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:
- Fully Online
- Paper-based learning with online assessments
Depending on your chosen course there may be materials you will need to have in order to attend your studies. If you have any queries about required materials please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.