Award in Mental Health Awareness

With Total People
One day or eight guided learning hours


This short course aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health, as well as to develop skills that will enable career progression in the health and social care sector.

The course will allow users to understand what mental health is, the different types of mental health conditions, the support available to those suffering from mental health issues and the legal aspects surrounding the rights of mental health patients.

Upon completion of this course, learners will receive a Level 1 TQUK Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.

Course details

This course covers the following key themes and learning outcomes:

  • What is meant by mental health
  • The causes of mental health problems
  • The social and personal effects of mental ill health
  • The responses to mental health issues
  • The rights of people experiencing mental health problems
  • Where to refer people for further help, support and guidance about mental health issues
  • Cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues
  • Overcoming barriers to accessing mental health services.

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learner Support Advisor provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This course is ideal for learners who wish to gain a basic knowledge of mental health and the effects it can have on both individuals and society. Anyone who currently works in health and social care settings would benefit from this course, as well as those who would like to raise their awareness of mental health for personal reasons. It would also be suitable for those seeking to start a career in health and social care. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.

Full or partial funding for this course is dependent upon age, employment status and level of income. Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Working in a small to medium sized business (less than 250 employees)
  • Living in either Greater Manchester or Lancashire
  • On a part-time or temporary contract
  • In receipt of in-work Universal Credit
  • At risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant
  • Aged 19 – 24 years old or 50+

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from Skills Support for the Workforce, part of the Growth Company, and the European Social Fund.