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Mental Health Problems

This qualification aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems.

A level 2 certificate is awarded on successful completion.

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Funded by the UK Government via the Education and Skills Funding Agency.  Accredited by TQUK.

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  • Free Online Course

    Fully-funded

  • 100% Online

    Learn from home

  • Expert Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • 6 Week Course

    4-5 hours of weekly study

About Mental Health Problems

Anyone who works around people with mental health problems needs to understand each condition fully. 

Likewise, anyone who experiences or has seen someone experience mental health problems would benefit from understanding the meaning, causes, effects, symptoms and management of the condition.

We firmly believe that with education, information and accredited qualifications, we can make a difference. 

Mental illnesses are more common, long lasting and impactful than other health conditions

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LEARN

Learn the effects mental ill health can have on individuals and their daily life.

DEVELOP

Develop your understanding of the problems that can cause mental ill health.

SUPPORT

Support friends, family, and colleagues affected by mental health problems.

Why it's free

If you meet the eligibility criteria the course is available at no cost whatsoever.

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

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Eligibility criteria

*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.

Accredited TQUK certificate

Training Qualifications UK  is a national awarding organisation that designs, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

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

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Benefits

Manageable units

Successfully complete all units to be awarded the level 2 certificate

Mental Health Problems units:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

3 simple steps to enrolment

Step 1

Create an account with us via the short form below

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On submission, you will be directed to your secure application form…

Step 2

Complete your funded course application form

Select ‘Continue without an account’ to start your application.

On submission, you will be taken to your Skills Network user area…

Select ‘Step 2 Initial Assessment’

Step 3

Complete your brief initial assessment

On completion, you will receive an email asking you to accept your funded place.

Once you have accepted your place, you will be enrolled in your course.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Is the course definitely free?

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

When can I start the free online course?

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

How long will the free online course take?

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Is it all online?

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

Is the qualification recognised by employers?

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

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

How many free online courses can I take?

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

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.

Why am I required to upload such personal information?

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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As I have a lot of spare time and given the current pandemic crisis and the national suicide and mental health rate going up I feel I would benefit from this to help other people. I would definitely recommend this course

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So glad to of found this opportunity to of signed up to the free course for Mental Health Problems. I enrolled on my course with Daniel, she is a very nice lady and has been very supportive and answered all my questions that i had.Thanks again for your continued support.

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