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Working with People with Mental Health Needs

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  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health problem, around a quarter of British  adults will experience some form of mental health problem within the course of a  year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the care sector.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Increase understanding of symptoms and management of stress, anxiety and phobias
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Gain a clear understanding of mental health legislation

What you will learn

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Understanding Stress
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Understanding Phobias
  • Understanding Depression
  • Understanding Post-Natal Depression
  • Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Understanding Bipolar Disorder
  • Understanding Schizophrenia
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Understanding Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Funding for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s).

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 
  • The West of England Combined Authority 
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority 
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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