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About the course

In this course the learner will understand what is meant by the term 'mental health' and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. Learners will also explore common perceptions of mental health difficulties and how stereotyping can affect people's perceptions. They will develop their knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties and learn where appropriate support can be sought. Learners will also develop their awareness of cultural diversity within mental health issues.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

How much does it cost?

Free if you meet any one of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of benefits
  • Earns less than £18,525

Full Cost £65

Awarding Body


Why study?

  • Group presentations
  • Group Discussions
  • Role Plays

Where will this course take me?

Possible careers:

  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Counsellor

Core modules

Develop an awareness of mental health

How will I be assessed?

  • Workbook/Portfolio
  • Presentation
  • Essays
  • Group discussion

Will I have to provide anything?



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