Understanding mental health course

Free Online Course

Mental Health Problems

Nationally Recognised Qualification​

Understanding mental health course

Free Course Details

Course Duration

The free online course takes on average 6 weeks to complete.

This will depend on learner ability and can be completed faster.

Course Delivery

The free course is 100% online. 

Study from anywhere, at any time!

Awarding Body

The qualification is accredited by NCFE who are nationally recognised by qualification regulators.

Eligibilty Criteria

To qualify for government funding you must be:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • Must be aged 19+ (19-23-year-olds must hold a level 2 qualification prior to attainment)
  • Must not be on an apprenticeship

Free Course Benefits

Level 2 Qualification

You will receive a nationally recognised level 2 qualification and accredited certificate on successful completion of this free course.

Flexible Learning

The online flexible learning means you can fit the free training around your schedule and learn from anywhere!

Expert Tutor Support

Your dedicated tutor will be assigned at the start of your course and will be available via email, text or phone call.

Career Booster

With new skills, knowledge and qualification you will be perfectly set up to boost your career and realise your full potential.

About this Free Online Course

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

The most common is mixed anxiety and depression, but there are many other issues that 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.

Government funded courses. Qualifications accredited by NCFE.

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Free Course Units

Your free online course is split into manageable units.

No experience is needed for this qualification.

Unit 1

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Understanding mental health

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.

Unit 2

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Understanding stress

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

Unit 3

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Understanding anxiety

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.

Unit 4

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Understanding phobias

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.

Unit 5

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Understanding depression

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.

Unit 6

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Understanding postnatal depression

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.

Unit 7

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Understanding bipolar

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.

Unit 8

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Understanding schizophrenia

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.

Unit 9

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Understanding dementia

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.

Unit 10

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Understanding eating disorders

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.

Unit 11

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Understanding ADHD

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.

Unit 12

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Understanding OCD

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.

Unit 13

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Understanding PTSD

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.

There are no exams! 

You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the units.

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Expert Tutor Support

A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments. 

You will be able to discuss any queries or concerns via email, text or phone, whichever works best for you…

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When you successfully complete this free online course you will receive an accredited level 2 certificate.

The certificate proves you hold a qualification that is regulated by Ofqual, accredited by NCFE, and recognised by the government.

Employers in the UK regard such qualifications as extremely valuable. This will help you to progress in your chosen career and realise your full potential.

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Government Funded Online Course

Free Courses Online work with the very best training providers to offer adults in England the opportunity to gain lifelong skills via government-funded e-learning.

The funding is supplied by the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The AEB is a government-funded program that has been put in place to refresh skills, prepare adults for the workplace, and support career progression.

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    The free course will supply you with skills and knowledge that are transferable to a wide range of careers.

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    Your brand new skills, knowledge and qualification will allow you to open the door to the career that you want.

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FAQs

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes! On successful completion of your free course you will receive your nationally recognised certificate.

The certificate gives you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

All certificates are regulated by Ofqual.

Why is the course free?

Funding is through the Adult Education Budget which is provided by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The Adult Education Budget is a government-funded program that has been put in place to refresh skills, prepare adults for the workplace, and support career change.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for government funding you must be:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • Must be aged 19+ (19-23-year-olds must have hold a level 2 qualification prior attainment)
  • Must not be on an apprenticeship

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered online.

Study from anywhere, at any time!

How long will the free online course take?

The free online course takes on average 6 weeks to complete.

This will depend on learner ability and can be completed faster.

Do I need to sit an exam?

No, there are no exams!

All courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to a computer and the internet.

The course can not be completed on a smartphone.

Is the qualification recognised by employers?

When you successfully complete this free online course you will receive an accredited level 2 certificate.

Employers in the UK regard such qualifications as extremely valuable. This will help you to progress in your chosen career and realise your full potential.

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

How many free courses can I do?

You can complete up to 5 courses in one year, however you can only do one at a time so you must finish one before moving onto the next.

I'm unemployed. Can I still do the course?

Yes! The free course is a great way to improve your CV and get into work.

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