Mental Health Awareness

Introduction

Mental health concerns how we think, feel and behave and mental health problems can affect anyone. In fact, as many as one in four people in the UK will be diagnosed with a mental health issue at some point in their lives. This figure indicates that most people will have firsthand experience of mental distress, whether it be themselves or someone they know.

This course will provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the various forms of mental distress, including stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, dementia and schizophrenia among others.

Course code

OMLA

Location

Varies

Duration

It will involve 130 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 22 weeks, averaging almost 6 hours of personal learning per week.

Entry Requirements

The programme is designed for learners aged 16 and above, who are working in a range of settings within the public, private or voluntary sectors and who wish to raise their awareness of mental health.

Course Content

The Certificate in Mental Health Awareness comprises four concise module workbooks which combine the following units:

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Phobias
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Post-Natal Depression
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

Assessments

The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learners should complete the assessment remotely and submit it via the college’s online learning platform.

Progression

Learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or allow them to progress on to further qualifications such as courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Course Contact Details

E: Openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734199

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