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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.

This qualification will help learners to develop understanding and appreciation of mental health conditions and learn about signs, triggers and symptoms of mental health. You will learn how mental health affects an individual’s ability to cope, function, and examine guidance to potentially manage and support them with their illness.

“I was a little daunted at first as there are 12 units but the course is structured really well into bite sized learning and the subject matter is really interesting. The online assessor was really helpful and supportive and I’m going to do another course soon.” Jane

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Understanding mental health
  • Understanding stress and anxiety
  • Understanding depression
  • Understanding phobias
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD
  • Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder – OCD
  • Understanding post-traumatic stress -PTSD
  • Understanding dementia
  • Understanding postnatal depression
  • Understanding bipolar disorder
  • Understanding schizophrenia

Additional Information

This is a distance learning course. Upon successful enrolment, you will be provided with access to all your online learning resources to complete the course and will also be allocated an assessor who will provide you with 1:1 online support.

Eligibility for FREE* level 2 Distance Learning Courses

  • Be resident in England
  • Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years
  • Must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August)
  • Have a full level 2 qualification (if aged 19-23)


*This course is free to complete if you meet the eligibility criteria, however a withdraw fee of £100 applies in the following circumstances:

  • Learner requests to withdraw
  • Learner does not commence their course
  • Learner does not complete their course by their allocated end date

There is a two-week grace period where learners are able to withdraw from their course free of charge. This starts from the date of your welcome email containing login details and access information for the learning portal. You will be provided with further details on the withdraw process at sign up.

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