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Mental Health Awareness

This course is an overview of mental health and is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare environment. It outlines the main types of mental health conditions, along with their respective symptoms and treatments and aims to raise awareness of a healthcare professional’s interaction with people who have mental health illnesses. It will also provide users with links and resources to existing information, advice and support.

Skills for Health's Mental Health Awareness course
Duration: 30 mins approx.
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: Annual
Frameworks & Standards:
Course Provider: Skills for Health
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All health and social care staff

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Assessment

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe some commonly experienced symptoms of mental health conditions.
  • Describe the different ways staff can work in order to support people who have mental health conditions.
  • Describe how positive attitudes and including people in their own care is essential for promoting positive mental health and well-being.
  • Describe adaptions to care to support people with mental health conditions.
  • Explain the importance of early detection of mental health needs can improve the way care is provided and the support that is given.
  • Explain the legislation and policies that are designed to promote and protect human rights including the concepts of capacity and consent.
  • Describe the types of things that might go wrong in the care of people with mental health conditions and how to report concerns according to local policy and guidelines

This course meets standard 9 of the Care Certificate Standard when combined with Dementia Awareness and Learning Disability Awareness.

Standard 9: Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability (partially met):

Learners will:

  • 9.1 Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
  • 9.2 Understand the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • 9.3 Understand the adjustments which may be necessary in care delivery relating to an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • 9.4 Understand the importance of earl detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
  • 9.5 Understand legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
  • 9.6 Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided


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