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Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a sound understanding of a range of mental health problems.

The demand for mental health skills and resources has been steadily growing throughout the last decade, but since COVID19 that demand has increased. Employees and employers have found the importance of mental health awareness at the forefront of their agendas.

This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. This mental health course allows you to gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how to work with or interact with individuals with them.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    8 to 12 weeks on average


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Unit 1: Understanding mental health

  • Section 1: Know what is meant by mental health and mental ill health
  • Section 2: Understand how mental health care has changed over time
  • Section 3: Understand the social context of mental illness
  • Section 4: Understand the legal context of mental illness

Unit 2: Understanding stress

  • Section 1: Understand the term stress
  • Section 2: Understand possible causes of stress
  • Section 3: Understand how stress can affect an individual
  • Section 4: Understand how the demands of daily life can contribute to stress
  • Section 5: Understand how stress may be managed

Unit 3: Understanding anxiety

  • Section 1: Understand the terms ‘anxiety’ and panic attack
  • Section 2: Understand possible causes of anxiety
  • Section 3: Understand how anxiety can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how different ways of thinking and behaving can affect anxiety
  • Section 5: Understand how anxiety may be managed

Unit 4: Understanding phobias

  • Section 1: Understand the term phobias
  • Section 2: Understand the possible causes of phobia
  • Section 3: Understand how a phobia can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how phobias may be managed

Unit 5: Understanding depression

  • Section 1: Understand the term depression
  • Section 2: Understand the possible causes of depression
  • Section 3: Understand how depression affects the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how the demands of daily life can affect depression
  • Section 5: Understand how depression can be managed

Unit 6: Understanding postnatal depression

  • Section 1: Understand the term postnatal depression
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of postnatal depression
  • Section 3: Understanding puerperal psychosis
  • Section 4: Understand how postnatal depression can affect the mother and others
  • Section 5: Understand how preparation for the birth can help reduce the risk of postnatal depression
  • Section 6: Understand how postnatal depression may be managed
  • Section 7: Understand how puerperal psychosis can be managed

Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder

  • Section 1: Understand the term bipolar disorder
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of bipolar disorder
  • Section 3: Understand how bipolar disorder can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how the demands of daily life can influence the presentation of symptoms of bipolar disorder
  • Section 5: Understand how to recognise the symptoms of bipolar disorder
  • Section 6: Understand how bipolar disorder may be managed

Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia

  • Section 1: Understand the term schizophrenia
  • Section 2: Understand how the media representation of schizophrenia can create confusion about the illness
  • Section 3: Understand the causes of schizophrenia
  • Section 4: Understand how schizophrenia can affect the individual and others
  • Section 5: Understand how schizophrenia may be managed

Unit 9: Understanding dementia

  • Section 1: Understand the term dementia
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of dementia
  • Section 3: Understand how dementia can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how dementia may be managed
  • Section 5: Understand factors which may adversely affect a person with dementia

Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders

  • Section 1: Understand the term eating disorder
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of eating disorders
  • Section 3: Understand how an eating disorder may affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand how a specific eating disorder may be managed

Unit 11: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Section 1: Understand the term ADHD
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of ADHD
  • Section 3: Understand how ADHD can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand the symptoms associated with ADHD
  • Section 5: Understand how ADHD may be managed

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Section 1: Understand the term OCD
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of OCD
  • Section 3: Understand how OCD can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand the thoughts and behaviour associated with OCD
  • Section 5: Understand how OCD may be managed

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

  • Section 1: Understand the term PTSD
  • Section 2: Understand the causes of PTSD
  • Section 3: Understand how PTSD can affect the individual and others
  • Section 4: Understand the symptoms associated with PTSD
  • Section 5: Understand how PTSD may be managed

Learning Method(s)

Online materials
Online assessment

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details