Who is this course for?
Do you have an interest in your own and others mental health?
Do you want to develop your understanding of the effects of mental health?
Do you want an insight into the skills needed to work in a mental health environment?
This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health and covers the social and personal effects of mental ill health, cultural diversity and mental health issues, responses to mental health issues and looks into the skills needed when working in mental health. This course can help you to achieve a career in the health and social care sector.
This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest. The course is accessible for anyone aged 19 or over, as the online content is interactive and engaging.
- Study anywhere and at your own pace.
- Enrol at any time.
- Complete within 4 weeks of being given access to the course.
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This course is split up into manageable sections, including:
Section 1: What is meant by mental health
Section 2: The social and personal effects of mental ill health
Section 3: The responses to mental health issues
Section 4: Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues.
This course is purely online. You will learn from the comfort of your own home, in your own time and at your own pace. By enrolling on this course you will get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to provide evidence that you have been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years and aged 19+. You would also need a good level of English in order to understand the course materials and complete the course.
As you would be studying from home you would need an internet connection and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone.
How will progress be monitored and assessed?
Your learning is completed online through our online learning platform. All assessments are completed on that platform and you receive immediate feedback as they are marked online, automatically.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a CPD certified Mental Health Awareness qualification that you can add to your CV.
All certificates are available in digital format that you can download from your portal once you have completed the course. A printed copy is available at request for an additional charge. See Costs and Fees below for more information.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college courses. See our full course offer here.
Costs and Fees?
Course cost: £15
To request a printed certificate please email Contact_Safl@sandwell.gov.uk with your request.
Please note there will be a £10 fee for printing, processing and postage.
Concessions on course costs
100% Concession if in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seekers or Employment Support allowance.
50% Concession if aged 60+.