You will study mental health and mental ill-health and its impact. You will also explore and discuss a range of topics such as depression, anxiety, stress, dementia and phobias. This is a course aimed at professionals or those who want to learn more about this subject for employment purposes.
Mental health awareness; legal frameworks; a range of mental health conditions; support systems. The following units will be completed:
1. Understanding mental health
2. Understanding stress
3. Understanding anxiety
4. Understanding phobias
5. Understanding depression
6. Understanding postnatal depression
7. Understanding bipolar disorder
8. Understanding schizophrenia
9. Understanding dementia
Understanding eating disorders
Level 1 Mental Health Awareness or similar would be useful but not essential. The course involves written work so English at Level 1 is required as a minimum (please ask if you are not sure).
Access to the Internet, with access to a laptop or tablet.
The ability to send an email and search for information on the internet.
Good basic level of English and can write in sentences.
Be able to study at least 5-10 hours a week to complete the course work.
This is a distance learning course which means that you have the opportunity to work at a pace that suits you, and to fit your learning around your other commitments. Guidance work booklets are provided along with regular contact with the tutor via a range of methods suitable for you, email, phone, web chats and tutorials.
Regular tutor marking of progress through the assessment booklets.
Mental Health and Young People Level 2, Psychology Level 2, Counselling Level 2
Short courses, Mental Health First Aid, Understanding Depression, Understanding Autism.