Level Two Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

The Certificate in Mental Health Studies will appeal to a wide range of people with an interest in this complex and challenging topic – including health and social care practitioners, service users/survivors, and friends and families. It uses a holistic framework to explore ideas and practice in mental health – encouraging you to review your own beliefs and experiences and to challenge yourself and others on a more informed footing. It also examines how social, environmental, economic and political factors shape and constrain our understandings and experiences of mental health and distress.

Course Code PD013/1

What will I study?

This course is made up of 13 units including:

  • 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 depression
  • 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) 

How will the course be delivered?

This certificate course aims to:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of mental health and distress in relation to individuals, institutions and the wider society
  • Help you explore the diverse and frequently competing perspectives that characterise the world of mental health
  • Develop and improve practice in health and social care services for people experiencing mental distress or ill-health.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this certificate. However, this is a Level 2 certificate. You should ensure that you have adequate study skills, such as gained from Level 1 study or its equivalent, before you begin.

Additional information

This course is enrolling now.  Email [email protected]  for more information.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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