Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

Are you looking for mental health training? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a sound understanding of a range of mental health problems. This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. You will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.


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Unit 1: Understanding mental health

In this unit you will learn about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and its impact. You will also look at the legal frameworks which ensure high quality care is provided.

Unit 2: Understanding stress

In this unit you will gain an understanding of stress and its causes, as well as the effects stress can have on individuals and their daily like. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which stress can be managed.

Unit 3: Understanding anxiety

Within this unit you will gain an understanding of anxiety, the causes of anxiety and how it affects the individual and others.

Unit 4: Understanding phobias

In this unit you will look at the causes of phobias and learn about how those with phobias can manage them.

Unit 5: Understanding depression

This unit covers the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how depression can be managed.

Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression

In this unit you will learn what is meant by the term ‘postnatal depression’. You will look into how postnatal depression not only affects women, but the effect it can have on others around them.

Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder

This unit will give learners an understanding of bipolar disorder, its causes and the effects it can have on individuals and their daily lives. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed.

Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia

Within this unit you will look at the causes of schizophrenia and the media’s representation of this condition.

Unit 9: Understanding dementia

Within this unit you will not only learn about what dementia is and how it affects an individual, but will gain an understanding of the ways in which dementia can be managed.

Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders

Unit 10 will give you in-depth knowledge of eating disorder, the causes of eating disorders and how they can affect the individual and others.

Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD

Within this unit you will look at ADHD, the causes of this condition and the effect it can have on an individual and others.

Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

In this unit you will gain an understanding of OCD, its causes and how it might affect the individual and others. You will also learn about ways in which OCD can be managed.

Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The final unit will give you knowledge of PTSD, its causes and how it can affect the individual. You will also gain an understanding of the ways in which PTSD can be managed.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Potential to progress on to further mental health training
  • UK-based learner support network to guide you through your studies
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.
  • This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

    Mental Health Nurse – up to £28,180

    Key Information

    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment






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    Most recent customer reviews

    Elizabeth Clancy

    3 months ago

    "The course has helped me to understand different mental health issues."

    Elizabeth chose to study this course to increase her current understanding of mental health and how it affects individuals. Since completing the course, Elizabeth now feels that she is able to offer help and advice to colleagues if they ask for it.

    'I wanted to study this subject to learn about the types of mental health issues that individuals have to deal with in their lives and understand what they deal with behind closed doors.'
    'The course has also helped me to understand the different mental health issues that there are and the ways in which people deal with their problems, on their own or with their families and friends.'
    'I found the learning enjoyable and support was there when I needed it, so I could email or call The Skills Network at any time of the day.'

    Catherine Smith

    3 months ago

    "The overall experience learning from The Skills Network has been very informative, friendly and helpful."

    After completing this course, Catherine now feels she has developed a better understanding of various mental health problems.

    'I wanted to study this course to give me a better understanding of certain mental health issues and to gain another qualification for my c.v. and the course being free was another incentive.'
    'The course as a whole gave me much more understanding of mental health issues and being able to complete it online with regular feedback was good as I could work with a timetable that was flexible and knowing tutors were there when I needed them put me at ease.'
    'Being able to work with flexible deadlines has enabled me to do stress free learning because I know if I had to go to college somewhere carrying numerous learning materials I would have been increasingly stressed and agitated & would have most probably ended up quitting the course!'

    Angela McNeal

    3 months ago

    "My experience has been amazing!"

    Angela has now completed the Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness and the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

    'I wanted to understand why a friend of mine felt the way he felt and I myself suffer with mental health problems so I wanted to understand them better.'
    'The learning materials were made simple and easy to understand, and the feedback I received was fantastic.'
    'When I did my Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, I fell behind with my coursework as I wasn’t sure I was doing it for the right reasons, and the support I received was amazing.

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