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Free Online Course:
Mental Health Awareness

It’s time to step up the fight for better mental health

This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as develop the skills which will enable you to progress your career.

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Fully-funded by HM Government. Nationally Recognised Qualification Accredited by TQUK

Fully-funded by HM Government. Nationally Recognised Qualification Accredited by TQUK

Free Online Course

Fully-funded by HM Government

100% Online

Learn from your home or office

Expert Support

Expert tutor support available

2 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. Likewise, anyone who experiences or has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition.

We firmly believe that with education, information and accredited qualifications, we can make a difference. 

One in four British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year

Mental Health Charity

Is it really free?

Simple answer – if you meet the eligibility criteria below, then, yes! No fee, no card details and no trial periods… 

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility Criteria

Get involved and help create a real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of those around us

This course is split into manageable sections

In this section, you will learn about the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental ill health’, possible causes of mental health problems, examples of mental health problems, and common sources of information on mental health issues.

This section explores the prominence of individuals experiencing mental health problems in the UK, the effects that experiencing a mental problem might have on an individual, how mental health is reported in the media, the negative effects that media reporting can have on an individual, the negative effects that media reporting can have on society, and how stereotyping can affect people with mental health problems.

In this section, you will learn about the rights of people experiencing mental ill health, possible responses that can be made to support an individual with mental health problems, factors which can have an impact on whether a response will work, where to refer people for further help or guidance about mental health issues, and ways to promote positive mental health.

In this final section, you will explore the possible causes of mental distress in different cultural groups, examples of barriers that may exist for different cultural groups accessing services, ways of overcoming barriers to accessing services, and factors that can help promote positive mental health amongst different cultural groups.

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I highly recommend Awareness of Mental Health Problems. Attaining a nationally recognised certificate will help me reach my career goals. It has also given me skills and understanding to offer support to people close to me.

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