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Certificate in the Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. Students will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding is available subject to eligibility criteria. Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is catered for those who work with adults.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will understand what is meant by 'mental health' and understand stress and a range of mental health conditions. They will also learn ways in which they can be managed.

Course content

  • Understanding mental health:
    • What is meant by ‘mental health’
    • The impact of mental health
    • Legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided
  • Understanding stress:
    • Stress and its causes
    • The effect stress can have on individuals and their daily life
    • Ways in which stress can be managed
  • Understanding anxiety:
    • Anxiety and its causes 
    • How anxiety affects individuals and those around them
  • Understanding phobias:
    • The causes of phobias
    • How those with phobias can manage them
  • Understanding depression:
    • The causes and effects of depression on individuals
    • How depression affects those around them
    • How depression can be managed
  • Understanding post-natal depression:
    • What is meant by the term ‘postnatal depression’
    • How postnatal depression affects women and others around them
  • Understanding bipolar disorder:
    • The causes and effects of bipolar disorder
    • Ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed
  • Understanding schizophrenia:
    • The causes of schizophrenia
    • The media’s representation of this condition
  • Understanding dementia:
    • What dementia is
    • How it affects an individual
    • Ways in which dementia can be managed
  • Understanding eating disorders:
    • In-depth knowledge of eating disorders
    • The causes of eating disorders
    • How they can affect the individual and others
  • Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
    • The causes of this condition
    • The effect it can have on an individual and others
  • Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):
    • Understanding OCD
    • Its causes
    • How OCD might affect the individual and others around them
    • Ways in which OCD can be managed
  • Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
    • The causes of PTSD
    • How it can affect the individual
    • Ways in which PTSD can be managed

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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