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Awareness of Mental Health Problems

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

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Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Qualification aims and objectives

The objective of this qualification is to develop the learner’s understanding of a range of mental health problems, which could be used to support their role in the workplace or where they may work or interact with individuals with mental health problems.

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

The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues which have a huge impact on a person’s life and the people around them.

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

This nationally recognised qualification covers all of these aspects and is the perfect place to start.

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What you will learn

Your free course is split into manageable units

In this unit learners will understand what is meant by mental health and its impact. They will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily life.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.

In this unit Learners will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others. Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which anxiety can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of phobias, the causes of phobias and the effect they can have on the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which phobias can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of depression, the causes of depression and how it can affect individuals and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which depression can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of postnatal depression and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which postnatal depression can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of Bipolar and its causes, looking at how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of ways in which Bipolar can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of schizophrenia, the causes of schizophrenia and media representation of the condition.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which schizophrenia can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of dementia, its causes and how it can affect the individual and others.

Learners will also gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of eating disorders, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which eating disorders can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of ADHD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which ADHD can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of OCD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which OCD can be managed.

In this unit learners will gain an understanding of PTSD, the causes of the condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Learners will gain an understanding of ways in which PTSD can be managed.

Why it's free

If you meet the eligibility criteria the course is available at no cost whatsoever.

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

Eligibility Criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

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The free online training is designed to empower you with new skills, knowledge, and self-confidence.

Your level 2 TQUK certificate is your record of achievement for completing the nationally recognised qualification.

TQUK (Training Qualifications UK)  is a national awarding organisation that designs, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

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All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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