Mental Health Awareness – Online Training Course – CPD Accredited

£ 14.99

This Mental Health Awareness e-learning course aims to raise awareness of mental health and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

Mental Health Awareness | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.

 

Welcome to our online Mental Health Awareness training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

This course aims to raise the awareness of mental health and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

Certificate duration: 2 years

Entry requirements: No entry restrictions

Recommended prerequisites: N/A

Assessment type: End of course assessment

Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price

Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Who is the course for?

This online Mental Health Awareness training course is for anyone who would like a better understanding of mental health conditions. This mental health awareness e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services.

What is covered in this course?

This Mental Health Awareness e-learning course covers the following:

  • Key definitions relating to mental health problems,
  • Key facts and statistics,
  • Common and uncommon mental health problems,
  • Different models of mental health, including medical/biological or psychological and social models,
  • Principle of parity of esteem about mental and physical health,
  • Impact of race, culture and gender on people’s experience of mental health,
  • Common versus severe mental health conditions,
  • The common mental health conditions: signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias,
  • The less-common mental health conditions: signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia,
  • Personality disorder: general features, common themes, the different types of personality disorder, causes, treatment and support,
  • Where to find additional information and support for people who have mental health problems, and
  • Be able to implement recommended principles that help health and social care staff to improve their interaction with people who have mental health problems.

Course aims

This Mental Health Awareness e-learning course aims to raise awareness of mental health and to understand and recognise the causes, symptoms and support options for a range of common and less-common mental health problems.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Mental Health Awareness training course, the learner will:

  • Have an awareness of how common mental health problems are in the UK,
  • Be able to define mental health and psychological distress,
  • Understand the different mental health problems,
  • Know the different models of mental health,
  • Know the signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support for various mental health problems,
  • Know where to find additional information and support for people who have mental health problems, and
  • Be able to implement recommended principles that help health and social care staff to improve their interaction with people who have mental health problems.

What is mental health?

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the “psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment”.

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Throughout your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry,
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse, and
  • Family history of mental health problems.

Mental health problems are common, but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better, and many recover completely.

Why is online Mental Health Awareness training essential?

By raising awareness, mental health can now be seen as an illness. These illnesses can be managed by treatment. We should not isolate mental illness from physical health conditions, such as diabetes, blood pressure, or cancer. Mental health awareness training will improve our understanding of and how we interact and care for people with mental health problems, including:

  • Equal access to the most effective and safest care and treatment,
  • Equal efforts to improve the quality of care,
  • Allocation of time, effort and resources on a basis comparable with need,
  • Equal status within healthcare education and practice,
  • Equally high aspirations for service users, and
  • Equal status in the measurement of health outcomes.

 

Mental Health Awareness | Level 1 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited.