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.


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.

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

Faye Ramsden-smith

5 days ago

"Fantastic good clear course"

Faye wanted to further her knowledge of mental health issues and the problems people may face, so she decided to enrol on our Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems course to help her get a better understanding.

'Mental health'
'I learnt all about mental health and mental health issues. It has given me a better understanding of the issues people face'
'Fantastic good clear course and support if needed very easy to access'

Stella Bowyer

5 days ago

"I really enjoyed this course and I want to learn more about Mental Health Illness."

Stella decided to study this course as she was told about it by her line manager and she found that it would help her develop her understanding of mental health. Since completing the course, Stella feels that she understands mental health more and she is more comfortable talking and listening to people with a mental illness.

'I was told about this course from my line manager'
'I really enjoyed this course and I want to learn more about Mental Health Illness'
I found it very useful and I now understand a lot more, I feel more comfortable talking and listening to people with a mental illness.

Janine Jukes

4 weeks ago

"I’ll be taking another course soon."

Janine was interested in the mental health field of work so decided to complete this course to get a better insight into mental health. Since studying the course, Janine has found that she thoroughly enjoyed it and hopes to embark on a second one with us.

'Interested in that field of work.'
'To help me with finding a new job.'
'I really enjoyed it and I’ll be taking another course soon.'

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