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Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Men­tal health presents one of the great­est chal­lenges to our soci­ety. With an esti­mat­ed 450 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide suf­fer­ing from a men­tal health prob­lem, around a quar­ter of British adults will expe­ri­ence some form of men­tal health prob­lem with­in the course of a year. While many ele­ments of men­tal health are still not under­stood, hav­ing a good knowl­edge of the infor­ma­tion that is avail­able is essen­tial in any sector.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is designed for any­one look­ing to devel­op their under­stand­ing of men­tal health and the prob­lems that can cause men­tal ill-health. This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to raise aware­ness of men­tal health and a range of men­tal health prob­lems. The objec­tive of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion is to devel­op the your under­stand­ing of a range of men­tal health prob­lems, which could be used to sup­port your role in the work­place or where you may work or inter­act with indi­vid­u­als with men­tal health problems.


Entry Require­ments

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via a port­fo­lio of evidence.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion you could progress to:

  • Lev­el 2 and 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Prepar­ing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Lev­el 2 Award in Aware­ness of Dementia
  • Lev­el 2 and 3 Cer­tifi­cate for Work­ing in the Health Sector
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in the Principes of End of Life Care
  • Lev­el 3 Cer­tifi­cate in Stroke Care Management

Work­ers with a wide range of pub­lic ser­vice roles will inter­act with those with men­tal health issues and sup­port needs in their day to day work. This could be those wrk­ing in areas such as cus­tomer ser­vice, hous­ing, vol­un­tary sec­tor, sport and recre­ation, hos­pi­tal­i­ty, trav­el and tourism etc. This qual­i­fi­ca­tion would specif­i­cal­ly sup­port those work­ers to under­stand men­tal health issues.

Course Con­tent

You will study the following:

  • Under­stand­ing men­tal health
  • Under­stand­ing stress
  • Under­stand­ing anxiety
  • Under­stand­ing phobias
  • Under­stand­ing depression
  • Under­stand­ing post­na­tal depression
  • Under­stand­ing bipo­lar disorder
  • Under­stand­ing schizophrenia
  • Under­stand­ing dementia
  • Under­stand­ing eat­ing disorders
  • Under­stand­ing Atten­tion Deficit Hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty Dis­or­der — ADHD
  • Under­stand­ing Obses­sive Com­pul­sive Dis­or­der — OCD
  • Under­stand­ing Post-Trau­mat­ic Stress Dis­or­der — PTSD


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Study­ing Trav­el and Tourism has allowed me to progress to Birm­ing­ham Uni­ver­si­ty to study a degree in Avi­a­tion Management.

Matilda Sarpong



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