Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

This qualification is designed to raise your awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental health issues.

You may want to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop skills within your current job role within health and social care.


You will develop an understanding of the topic in relation to mental health and the different types of mental health such as stress anxiety, phobias, depression, post-natal depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder. You will look at the symptoms and experience for the individual, support needs, how the disorder can be managed and treated and the roles and needs of family and friends of the individual. The course will give you a clear overview of all types of mental health and the epidemiology and costs on society and the people.


On completion of the course you have the opportunity to progress on to a Level 2 diploma course in health and social care. This course also provides a strong base for progression to apprenticeships or work.


The course will be assessed by your teacher using a portfolio of evidence for each module that you have been supported top produce.

Examples of this evidence could be in a range of practical activities such as presentation delivery and role play as well as timed assessments and written assignment work where leaflets, reports or information booklets will be included. A clear assignment brief with task activities will support you to provide this evidence to meet specific required criteria.

Entry Requirements

19–23 will need to have a full level 2 qualification





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NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Yr
Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate Level 2 - Adult Worsley College 01/11/2021 21/22