Level Two Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

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.

What will I study?

This course is made up of 13 units including:

  • Unit one: Understanding mental health
  • Unit two: Understanding stress
  • Unit three: Understanding anxiety
  • Unit four: Understanding phobias
  • Unit fve: Understanding depression
  • Unit six: Understanding post-natal depression
  • Unit seven: Understanding bipolar depression
  • Unit eight: Understanding schizophrenia
  • Unit nine: 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

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

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide